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Lead Worship Well Podcast

New Podcast Episode with Matt Maher

Since his major-label debut in 2008, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A 9x-GRAMMY® nominee and 3x-GMA Dove Award® winner, he has written such impactful songs for the church including “Lord, I Need You,” “Because He Lives (Amen)” “Your Grace Is Enough,” and more. Matt came by our office during the Texas leg of his The Stories I Tell Myself tour to talk about his Catholic background (and how that has informed his songwriting and the role its played in bridging traditional and modern worship music).

Matt and Kristian also discuss worship being the reconciliation of believers, how his latest album is inspired by letting the stories of Abraham, Jacob, and more speak truth to the false stories he was telling himself, and how the Church must continue to destigmatize the transparency around mental health struggles as it plays a vital role in the holistic wellness of a Christian.



New Podcast Episode with Jeff Sandstrom

Jeff Sandstrom started his career as an independent music producer and engineer, and produced several Dove Award-winning projects in the studio. From 2007 to 2016, he was the Front of House engineer for Chris Tomlin and Passion Conferences. He’s also toured with Matt Redman, Lauren Daigle, Steven Curtis Chapman and others, and has been a sought-after teacher and presenter at conferences and training events. His heart for teaching production teams to excel led to the co-founding of MxU, a platform designed to provide church production teams tools for technical training, creative communication, volunteer team building, and healthy leadership. 

Jeff and Kristian share practical and spiritual tips for fostering relationships well between technicians and musicians. Jeff also advises worship engineers, producers, technicians, etc. to be wary of your identity being tied up in your skill rather than who you are as a son or daughter of Christ. 

Learn more about the intentional tools and resources MxU provides @mxurocks / here

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New Podcast Episode with Kristian Stanfill

Kristian Stanfill is a part of Sixstep Records/CCMG as an artist and songwriter and has been an anchor worship leader with the Passion movement since 2005. He’s written and led songs such as “Glorious Day,” “God, You’re So Good,” and the RIAA Gold®-certified track “One Thing Remains.”

Kristian and our Kristian discuss the inspiration behind Make It Out Alive (his first solo record in 11 years), his journey with Passion, how to spark vulnerability within your community and how to find and pour into the people that will see you, comfort you, challenge you and refine you. 

The Power of Vulnerability with Kristian + Kerri Stanfill and Louie + Shelley Giglio

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New Podcast Episode with Israel Houghton

“Strength is for service not status.”

Israel Houghton is a Grammy award-winning recording artist, songwriter, producer and worship leader, as well as a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He formed Israel & New Breed in 1995, which was started to be more of a movement than a music group.

Chris Baker has a unique interview perspective as he’s been a part of Camp New Breed for years. They discuss the origins of New Breed and how stewarding the longevity of a cross-cultural movement comes from practicing the presence of God and always having the posture of a disciple.

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New Podcast Episode with Matt Redman


“We don’t just worship the God of today (the God who is) - we worship the God of yesterday, today and forever.”

Matt Redman is a GRAMMY®-Award winning worship leader and songwriter who has been a leading contributor to the global Church’s songbook over the last 20 years. He joins us to speak on the evolution of songwriting in the worship space (the growth of co-writing and how it’s being taken more seriously) and how the theme of the cross has been a common thread throughout his career. He shares his excitement though for having the theme of the resurrection (and the joy and freedom it brings) be more a part of songs today.

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New Podcast Episode with Faith City Music

Faith City Music is a collection of worship leaders whose united gifts are marked by a diverse sound, passionate creativity, high energy, and authenticity. This eclectic group was formed by Grammy Award-nominated artist and vocal powerhouse Tim Bowman Jr., and includes a range of dynamic artists like Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Maranda Curtis, Bri Babineaux, Kim Burrell, and a host of others. During the pandemic, Faith City Music’s influence grew by providing innovative, creative, exciting, and impactful worship encounters every Sunday at the ministry they call home: Spirit Of Faith Christian Center pastored by Mike & DeeDee Freeman.

We are joined by several members of Faith City Music to talk about the inception of the collection and how they hope every listener can identify themselves with one of their members. They also speak on their debut record, Welcome to Faith City Music, self-awareness in leadership, and how they honor gospel’s legacy with their unique song arrangements.

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New Podcast Episode with Todd Galberth

“I’m a person trying to pull Him down and pull you up.”

We were honored to host Todd Galberth on our latest episode! Chris Baker and Todd talk about how to follow “the river” over simply following the setlist while leading worship and how to balance the identities of being an artist, but more so being a worship leader. He also speaks on some powerful moments while capturing his latest album, Encounter.

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New Podcast Episode with Housefires

We are excited to share our first podcast episode of 2023!

Recorded right before the Christmas holiday, Chris Baker spoke with Nate Moore, Kirby Kaple and Ryan Ellis of Housefires as they unpacked the conception of their group: how Housefires grew out of a desire to create approachable resources for their community and how they’ve fostered humble collaboration by encouraging vulnerability. They also touch on their upcoming album, How To Start a Housefire, coming out this Friday! You’ll be able to stream the record everywhere and find all the resources you need on

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