How Elevation Worship Became One of the Most Popular and Influential Worship Bands in the World
Elevation Worship Became One of the Most Popular and Influential Worship Bands in the World
If you are a fan of contemporary worship music, you have probably heard of Elevation Worship, one of the most popular and influential worship collectives in the world. Elevation Worship is the worship ministry of Elevation Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, North Carolina, led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Elevation Worship has produced multiple albums that have topped the charts and received numerous awards and certifications. Their songs are sung by millions of Christians around the world, and their concerts and tours attract thousands of fans. But who are Elevation Worship, and what is their story? In this blog post, we will explore the biography, discography, fan community, awards and nominations, and more of this amazing worship collective.
Elevation Worship was born out of Elevation Church, which was founded by Pastor Steven Furtick in 2006 with a vision to see people far from God raised to life in Christ. The church started with a small group of families meeting in a living room, and has since grown to over 20 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and Canada, with an average weekly attendance of over 25,000 people. 1 Elevation Church is known for its dynamic preaching, creative worship experiences, and outreach to the community.
Elevation Worship is the musical expression of Elevation Church, and consists of a diverse team of singers, songwriters, musicians, and producers who serve as worship leaders in weekend church services. The collective is led by Chris Brown (not to be confused with the R&B singer), who serves as the worship pastor at Elevation Church. Other prominent members include Jonsal Barrientes, Tiffany Hammer, Brandon Lake (who also belongs to Bethel Music), Anna Sailors, Jane Williams, and many more. 2 Elevation Worship also collaborates with other artists and worship leaders from different churches and ministries, such as Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Tauren Wells, Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and more.
Elevation Worship’s mission is to write songs that reflect the gospel and connect people with God. Their songs are inspired by the messages preached by Pastor Steven Furtick at Elevation Church, as well as their personal experiences of God’s grace and power. Their songs are also designed to be accessible and singable for congregations of all sizes and backgrounds. As Chris Brown said in an interview with CCM Magazine: “We want to write songs that are not just for our church but for the Church—songs that translate in different cultures.” 3
Elevation Worship has released 12 albums since 2006: Live Worship (2006), The Sound (2007), We Are Alive (2008), Kingdom Come (2010), For the Honor (2011), Nothing Is Wasted (2013), Only King Forever (2014), Wake Up the Wonder (2014), Here as in Heaven (2016), There Is a Cloud (2017), Hallelujah Here Below (2018), and Graves into Gardens (2020). They have also released several EPs and singles: God with Us (2015), Speak Revival (2016), Acoustic Sessions (2017), Paradoxology (2019), At Midnight (2019), Rattle! (2020), Graves into Gardens: Morning & Evening (2021), Lion: Live from the Loft (2021), Lion: Deluxe Single (2021), More Than Able (2021), LION EP (2021), LEÓN EP (2021), LEÃO EP (2021). They have also released several albums in Spanish: Lo Harás Otra Vez (2017), Hallelujah Here Below/Hay Un Gran Rey Aquí Abajo EP (2019), Aleluya En La Tierra EP (2020), Tumbas A Jardines EP (2020).
Elevation Worship’s albums have been well received by critics and fans alike. They have reached the top positions on various charts such as Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart, iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Albums Chart , Spotify’s Top Christian Playlist , and CCLI’s Top 100 Songs List . Some of their most popular songs include “O Come to the Altar”, “Do It Again”, “Here Again”, “See a Victory”, “The Blessing”, “Graves into Gardens”, “Rattle!”, “Gyra”, “Jireh”, “More Than Able”, “Lion”, and more.
Elevation Worship has a large and loyal fan base that spans across different countries and cultures. They have over 3 million followers on Instagram , over 2 million subscribers on YouTube , over 1 million followers on Facebook , over 600 thousand followers on Twitter , and over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify . They also have an official website where fans can access their music, videos, lyrics, chords, charts, tour dates, merchandise, blog posts, podcasts, and more.
Elevation Worship’s fans are passionate about their music and their message. They often share testimonies of how their songs have impacted their lives and faith on social media platforms using hashtags such as #elevationworship #elevationsound #elevationchurch #elevatenights #gravesintogardens #theblessing #rattle #lion #morethanable #jireh #gyra #leao #leon #tumbasajardines #aleluyaenlatierra #loharasotravez #hayungranreyaquiabajo #paradoxology #atmidnight #heretoworship #worshipwednesday #throwbackthursday #flashbackfriday #sundayservice #mondaymotivation #tuesdaytruths #wednesdaywisdom #thursdaythoughts #fridayfavorites #saturdaysongs.
Elevation Worship’s fans also support their concerts and tours around the United States and other countries. They often sell out venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City , Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado , The Anthem in Washington D.C. , The Forum in Los Angeles , Arena Monterrey in Mexico , Hillsong Conference in Sydney , Passion Conference in Atlanta , Outcry Tour in various cities , among others. They also livestream their worship experiences online for fans who cannot attend in person.
Awards or Nominations
Elevation Worship has received several awards or nominations for their music and ministry. Some of them are:
- Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song for “The Blessing” in 2021
- Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Album for Graves into Gardens in 2021
- GMA Dove Award for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year for Graves into Gardens in 2021
- GMA Dove Award for Worship Recorded Song of the Year for “Graves into Gardens” in 2021
- GMA Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year – Artist for Steven Furtick in 2020
- GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – Artist in 2020
- GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – Artist in 2019
- GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Film of the Year for Here As In Heaven – The Movie in 2018
- GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – Artist in 2018
- GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – Artist in 2017
- GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – Artist in 2016
Elevation Worship is more than just a band or a ministry. They are a movement of people who are passionate about worshipping God and sharing His love with others. They are a collective of talented artists who use their gifts to create music that inspires faith and hope. They are a family of believers who support each other and serve their community. They are a voice of truth that proclaims God’s goodness and power through their songs.
If you want to learn more about Elevation Worship or join their fan community, you can follow them on social media platforms such as Instagram , YouTube , Facebook , Twitter , Spotify , or visit their official website . You can also listen to their music on streaming services such as Apple Music , Amazon Music , Pandora , Deezer , Tidal , or SoundCloud . You can also watch their videos on platforms such as YouTube , Vimeo , Vevo , or Tubi . You can also buy their albums or merchandise on platforms such as iTunes , Google Play , Amazon , Walmart , Target , or Shopify . You can also attend their concerts or tours by checking their tour dates or buying tickets online . You can also support their ministry by