Praise & Worship
Matt Redman is married to Beth and they have five children. Based in Brighton, England they are part of St Peters, a new church planted out of HTB in London. They are excited about the challenge of working in a city which is currently one of the most unchurched in the UK. Previously they were part of Passion City Church in Atlanta, USA with pastors Louie and Shelley Giglio, and continue to work alongside the Passion movement. Matt has been leading worship full-time since the age of 20 and this journey has taken him to countries such as South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, Germany, Uganda, Croatia and the Czech Republic. His early compositions include The Heart of Worship, Better is One Day and Once Again. More recent songs have included Blessed Be Your Name and You Never Let Go, both written with wife Beth and encouraging us to worship God through the storms of life. As Matt explains, "Blessed Be Your Name is a declaration of something which we've both found to be true in the tough seasons of life. To worship God and trust Him no matter what will always be the best path to take. The song You Never Let Go takes up the same theme. It starts off with some thoughts from Psalm 23 and reminds us that no matter what we come across in life, there is a God who is in control, closer than we could ever know, and holding us. Most recently Matt has written songs such as You Alone Can Rescue and How Great is Your Faithfulness with regular co-writer Jonas Myrin, plus the song Our God written with Myrin, Chris Tomlin and Jesse Reeves, which appears on the latest Passion worship record. 10,000 Reasons is Matt's latest collection of songs recorded live at LIFT: A Worship Leader Collective in Atlanta. Matt is also the author of four books which all centre around the theme of worship. His most recent release, Mirror Ball, delves into what it means to reflect on God's dazzling radiance. The Unquenchable Worshipper unpacks what a healthy heart of worship might look like, and how that translates into the lives we lead. Facedown explores how we can paint a big picture of God through our songs and actions. The third book, Blessed Be Your Name, co-authored with Beth, is an encouragement to trust in the sovereignty and goodness of God, even when to do so seems costly. Matt has also compiled two other books, The Heart of Worship Files and Inside-Out Worship—practical worship-leading advice from many experienced leaders around the globe.