Matt Redman Biography
Matt Redman was born in Watford, the United Kingdom as Matthew James Redman. He is an English Christian worship leader, singer, songwriter and author based in Brighton.
He is well known for co-writing the 2005 Dove Award-winning “Blessed Be Your Name” (Worship Song of the Year) and the Grammy Award-nominated “Our God”.
Matt Redman Age
Matthew James Redman was born on 14 February 1974 in Watford, England. He is 45 years old as of 2019.
Matt Redman Family
Redman was born in Watford, England. His father died of suicide due to severe depression. His mother remarried, his step-father became very abusive to him and his family and was later jailed.
Matt Redman Spouse
Matt Redman is married to Beth, one of the founders of The A21 Campaign. The couple has five children, namely Noah Redman, Maisey Redman, Levi Redman, Rocco Redman, and Jackson Redman.
Matt Redman Body Measurement |Matt Redman Height
- Body Measurement
Height 5 feet 5 inches
- Weight 65 kg
- Chest Size 42 inches
- Waist Size 33 inches
- Biceps 15 inches
- Shoes Size 10 US
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Blue
Matt Redman Image
Matt Redman Career
Redman started leading worship at St Andrew’s, Chorleywood, in Hertfordshire, moving to help found Soul Survivor alongside Mike Pilavachi, then becoming worship leader for the Soul Survivor Church in Watford.
Leadership at various churches
In 2002, Redman moved to Hassocks in Brighton to work with Terry Virgo at the Newfrontiers church, CCK. He has been involved in their Newsday and Together on a Mission conference. In 2004 Redman joined a new church plant, The Point, also in West Sussex, led by Will Kemp.
In 2008 Redman, along with his wife Beth and their three children, moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to help plant a church with Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin called Passion City Church.
On 18 and 19 February 2011, Redman joined Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, and Nathan and Christy Nockels at LIFT – A Worship Leader Collective. His 2011 live album, 10,000 Reasons, was recorded during this event. On 28 July 2012, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, the title track of Redman’s new album, topped the Billboard Christian Songs chart, where it stayed for 13 weeks. It was his first No. 1 hit on American Contemporary Christian radio. It was certified Gold by RIAA in 2018.
Matt Redman and LZ7, a Manchester-based Christian rap and dance group, released “Twenty Seven Million” on 27 February 2012, to raise awareness for the anti-human trafficking movement. The record, in support of the A21 Campaign, and to abolish modern-day slavery, charted on the UK Singles Chart reaching No. 12.
He has authored and edited multiple books on Christian worship, including The Unquenchable Worshipper and the book Facedown which accompanied the album of the same name.
Redman’s songs include Matt Maher, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp, Rebecca St. James, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Tree63, Kutless, Stellar Kart, and Hillsong United.
His early songs including “Heart of Worship”, “You Never Let Go”, “Let Everything That Has Breath”, “Once Again”, “Undignified”, and “Better Is One Day” have been included in various sheet music compilations used by thousands of churches.
He has worked with numerous conferences including Newfrontiers, Passion Conferences, Hillsong London, and Soul Survivor. He has on various occasions collaborated with other Christian musicians including Chris Tomlin and Tim Hughes.
Matt Redman Net Worth
The English Christian worship leader has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Matt Redman Albums | Matt Redman Songs | Matt Redman Worship Songs
- 2000: “Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?” on The Road to OneDay
- 2003: “O Come Let Us Adore Him” / “Come Let Us Return to the Lord” and “Blessed Be Your Name” on Sacred Revolution: Songs From OneDay 03
- 2004: “Father Let Me Dedicate” / “Here Is Love” on Hymns: Ancient and Modern
- 2006: “You Never Let Go” on Everything Glorious
- 2008: “God of Our Yesterdays” / “Shine” / “Dancing Generation” on God of This City
- 2010: “You Alone Can Rescue” on Awakening
- 2011: “Set Free” (jointly with Chris Tomlin) on Here for You
- 2012: “Lay Me Down” (jointly with Chris Tomlin) / “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” on White Flag
- 2013: “Jesus, Only Jesus” / “Shout” (jointly with Chris Tomlin) on Let the Future Begin
- 2014: “Mercy” / “Worthy” on Take It All
Matt Redman Tour | Matt Redman Concert
- Friday 08 March 2019
Phil Wickham live
Brian and Jenn Johnson and Matt Redman Harvest Orange County, Irvine, CA, US
- Friday 21 September 2018
Matt Redman live
Matt RedmanPalmdale Amphitheatre, Palmdale, CA, US
- Wednesday 04 October 2017
Matt Redman live
Matt Redman The Crossing Church, Las Vegas, NV, US
- Friday 29 September 2017
Matt Redman live
Matt Redman Mariners Church, Irvine, CA, US
- Sunday 18 December 2016
Chris Tomlin live
Matt Redman Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT, US
Matt Redman Blessed Be Your Name
Matt Redman The Heart Of Worship
is an album by worship artist Matt Redman. It was released in the US as The Heart of Worship with a very similar cover.
Matt Redman 10000 Reasons Song
10,000 Reasons is a studio album by worship artist Matt Redman.
Matt Redman Video
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Matt Redman Interview
Published: April 26, 2018
SHANNON: I’ve noticed that you’ve worked with quite a number of missional/church planting networks, such as Newfrontiers and Hillsong. For a time you were in the USA helping to establish Passion Church, and now – if I’ve heard correctly – you’re back in the UK working on something new. What drives your passion to plant churches?
MATT: I’ve had the privilege of being part of a few new church start-ups, and all have been really different. It’s exciting to see a new church family taking root in a certain community and starting to impact lives. I love witnessing the fact that the gospel really does work. I’ve seen it happen with different expressions of church and in different environments. The kingdom of God is alive and well, and the gospel is powerful and effective.
SHANNON: Can you tell me more about the church you’re currently involved with, what your role is there, and how you balance the day-to-day of being both a touring recording artist and a worship pastor/lead worshiper in a local body.
MATT: We’re just getting involved in a church called St Peter’s in Brighton, UK. I’m not sure what our role will be, but I am excited about being involved, as the challenge is so big. It’s a city of 250,000 people and has the lowest average age per person of any city in the UK. At the same time, it’s probably also the most unchurched city in the UK, so there’s a huge challenge ahead. As for balancing traveling, family life, and local church involvement, I don’t think I always get it right – it’s a learning curve!
SHANNON: What are you currently reading/have you recently read, and how does that play out on your forthcoming CD?
MATT: I’ve been reading some C.S. Lewis, some Tozer, some Spurgeon, and some Piper – the usual culprits really! I find inspiration for songs comes from many different sources. One song on the new forthcoming album was written in response to watching the news story a while back of those Chilean Miners being rescued. Other songs are straight from Bible verses.
SHANNON: If you had to un-write all of your songs but one, which would you choose to have still written, and why?
MATT: That’s a tough question. Maybe a song like “Blessed Be Your Name” or “You Never Let Go” – as we’ve had so much encouraging feedback over the years from people who have found those songs a helpful way to talk to God when they’re walking through some very tough life situations.
SHANNON: As a songwriter, often co-writing with my wife, I’ve noticed that many of your most far-reaching songs were co-written with your wife, Beth. How does that process play out? Do you find that it is more of a struggle to write with your wife as opposed to other worship songwriters? Does she ever travel with you as a vocalist/musician? (I had submitted this question before realizing that Matt’s wife, Beth, was on stage with him the whole time as one of his vocalists – oops!)
MATT: My wife is a really good singer and a very melodic songwriter. The thing I love most about her creative gifts is she’s a great completer/finisher of a song. Multiple times, she will come into a song halfway through the process and make contributions, edits, and melody changes, which make a big difference to the final song.
SHANNON: If you could co-write with any other songwriter – living or dead – who would it be and why? Similarly, who are some of your greatest musical influences – Christian or secular?
MATT: A lot of my favorite songwriters I actually have the privilege of writing with already! Chris Tomlin has a great gift of speaking in a really universal way through songs. Jonas Myrin, who I’ve written over 20 songs within the last few years, brings great energy and enthusiasm to the song crafting process and has so many great ideas. Matt Maher is a really great ‘crafter’ of a song – very poetic and very thoughtful. Jason Ingram seems to have a constant flow of inspiring melody ideas. There are lots of other friends I love writing with, too. But other than all these guys, I’d have to say my favorite songwriters are Charles Wesley and Sir Paul McCartney!
SHANNON: As a successful songwriter, I’m sure you have your critics, as that’s the nature of things. Since most readers of TheWorshipCommunity.com either work or volunteer at a church, I think it may help us to know how do you handle critics and criticism? Is your response any different if that criticism comes from leadership within the (your?) church?
MATT: I think it’s easy to get sensitive when it comes to such vulnerable things as songwriting or leading on a stage. So we need to be ready to be humble – rather than getting defensive. That’s easier said than done, but my aim even with harsh criticism or that which at first you think is unfair is to try to see if there’s any truth in it. Humility is an essential ingredient for any leader.
SHANNON: When you find yourself up front as a worship leader/lead worshiper, what is your primary goal? Do you have any specifics you’d encourage younger worship pastors to keep in mind under the same circumstances?
MATT: I think the main thing is to encourage young leaders to think about what picture of God they are giving people through the songs they choose and write. Week after week, are we including all the main themes of Scripture, and are we aiming to paint a big picture of God?