Author. Dove Award Winning Songwriter, Worship Leader, Recording Artist/Integrity Music
Paul Baloche is one of the modern church’s most acclaimed songwriters. A three-time Dove Award winner, Paul is best known for penning contemporary hymns like “Above All,” “A New Hallelujah,” “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” “Hosanna” and “Your Name” that are sung by millions of worshipers around the world. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns and Matt Redman and are featured on 14 of his own albums including Your Mercy, The Same Love, Christmas Worship, A Greater Song and Our God Saves.
In addition to writing, recording and facilitating “LeadWorship” workshops around the world, Paul has created a variety of teaching videos, along with free resources designed specifically for worship leaders and musicians. He has also written the books The Same Love: A Devotion and God Songs–How to Write and Select Songs for Worship. Additional information is available at Leadworship.com.
Worship Conference Keynote Speaker: Michael Farren
Dove Award Songwriter, Worship Leader, Recording Artist, Producer/Integrity Music
Michael Farren is a GRAMMY Award nominated and ASCAP and Dove Award winning songwriter, producer and recording artist. His songs include “Trust In You” (Lauren Daigle), “Every Time I Breathe” (Big Daddy Weave), “Let It Rain” (Michael W. Smith), “Let The Worshipers Arise” (Phillips Craig & Dean) and “I Am Blessed” (Karen Peck & New River). Michael’s songs also have been recorded by Natalie Grant, Aaron Shust, Jaci Velasquez, Brian Free & Assurance and Finding Favor. Michael is based in Franklin, Tennessee, where he serves as worship pastor for Gateway Church.