Bethel Music is a worship ministry that formed as an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Over the last seven years, Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to becoming a global outreach featuring a cadre of songwriters and worship leaders, with both online and on-campus worship schools. The Bethel Music Artist Collective includes Brian and Jenn Johnson, Steffany Gretzinger, Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, Hunter Thompson, Paul and Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Josh Baldwin, Cory Asbury, Kristene DiMarco and Sean Feucht. Together these artists have six acclaimed albums that all went to the top of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, in addition to four GMA Dove Awards and a GMA Covenant Award. Bethel Music’s multi-artist double-disc live recording Have It All (2016) hit No. 1 on the overall iTunes Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard's Top Albums chart, becoming Bethel Music’s highest retail debut on the charts ever. Starlight, Bethel Music's first full-length album recorded live on tour, is among their latest to top the chart
The heart of Bethel Music is to be a steward of the worship being created and released at Bethel Church, making it a resource available to the world. In addition to thousands of people that attend Bethel’s weekly worship services, another 350,000 plus people subscribe to the online stream of the services at www.bethel.tv. WorshipU, Bethel Church's online school of worship, features ongoing training programs underneath seasoned instructors, with tracks including worship leader, songwriter, sound engineer, team essentials, producing a song and worship fundamentals, available at www.worshipu.com.
Vertical Worship is looking forward to what’s been promised with their latest album Bright Faith Bold Future. “Our previous records,” says vocalist Andi Rozier, “have been about ninety percent hindsight saying ‘this is what the Lord has done’ while Bright Faith Bold Future is a looking forward. The Lord is giving foresight to what He wants us to do.”
Vertical Worship’s hope for these songs is that they would serve as lifeboats for fellow believers. That as the waves of doubt begin to knock against us, we would have truth to hold onto and to sing into our desperate situations. Like the track “Shelter” says, when the waters rise and oceans rage God will be our shelter and in Him is our safety. The hope is as you listen and these songs embed themselves in your life, that the name Vertical Worship would fade and the truth in the songs would grow, lifting your eyes up to the heavens, to one day see our Savior return and bring us into the boldest future we could ever imagine and the fulfillment of this bright faith.