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Worship Leader at Bethel Church, Brian Johnson

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Brian Johnson has been leading worship since he was 17. He is the co-writer of some of the United States most popular worship songs including One Thing Remains and You Are Good.

He leads Bethel Church’s worship team and produced the church’s latest acoustic worship project: The Loft Sessions.

Brian lives in Redding, California with his wife Jenn and three children. He is the son of popular author and church leader, Bill Johnson.

1. What made you record The Loft Sessions as an acoustic project?

There’s so many live worship CDs right now and I just took a step back and thought we want to do something that shows the fun, raw, real and passionate elements of our worship. And show that it doesn’t have to be on a massive stage with lights. It’s not like it hasn’t been done before, but for us we were excited to do something different.

2. There’s a great acoustic vibe to the record. How would you describe the sound?
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Bethel Music

Whilst this video is about a year old, I think it offers some great insight to the highly influential church that is Bethel Church, Redding California. A Church that is making headlines across many charismatic and evangelical denominations, the Church promotes honour, leadership and a personal walk with God. Their music, Bethel Music and Jesus Culture, release albums regularly, most recently The Loft Sessions and Awakening.

Some of their artists are also releasing solo albums, check them out also.

Bryan & Katie Torwalt: Here on Earth 

Kristene Mueller-DiMarco: Those Who Dream

Jeremy Riddle: Furious

William Matthews: Hope’s Anthem

Jake Hamilton: Freedom Calling

Leah Mari: All I Have Needed