What are other people saying about Grant Norsworthy: word & song”?
The thing I’ve always found to be so compelling about Grant Norsworthy – whether in music or spoken word – is that he is a genuine soul. He lives and speaks and sings what he believes. It is as simple as that.”
Bebo Norman, Recording Artist
"Grant is the real deal … I know that his talent is only exceeded by his genuine faith and commitment to Christ."
Matthew West, Recording Artist
"I have seen in Grant a sincere desire to be a minister of reconciliation; to love God and love people and encourage others to do the same."
Jeff Deyo, Worship Leader/Recording Artist
"Grant is a true and passionate follower of Jesus … a man of integrity, honesty and has a genuine passion for God … a seasoned musician and a very compelling speaker, singer and songwriter … has valuable insights for the church as well as for those outside the faith community. His desire is to lift up the name of Jesus through song and spoken word and encourage people to worship God in the truest possible way."
Paul Colman, Recording Artist, solo & formerly of The Newsboys
“Whether on the world stage or in a quiet conversation, Grant is the same humble person who loves God and longs to see the world changed by His power.”
Michelle Tumes, Recording Artist
“It is obvious through his various awards and nomination that Grant is a talented and sought after musician. Once you hear him speak it is also obvious that he is gifted with a stage presence that is contagious. When you talk with Grant one on one you know he is a genuine man. However, the attribute that stands out to me with Grant is his intense passion to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his desire to teach those around him to do the same. I know Grant’s heart toward the poor is in line with God’s heart for the poor and I recommend, without hesitation, Grant to your church or organization. I strongly encourage you to pray about using the gifts, abilities, and passions of Grant Norsworthy to move your people to action.”
Brian D. Seay, Artist Relations Manager, Compassion International
“I can’t think of another speaker that has impacted me as much as Grant has in the last few years. I would recommend him heartily. What he says may move you out of a comfort zone, but you will be the better for it.”
Elder Phil Durham, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Nashville, TN
“If you desire to get out of the box in the way you do and think about “worship” then you must have Grant come and share with your music team and church.”
Mark Estes, Senior Pastor, North Palm Community Church, North Charleston, SC
“I was speechless, awestruck by Grant and can’t stop thinking about the content and how he delivered his message.”
George R. Burnham, Winthrop, ME
“Your unique performance was very inspiring, fresh, and new. I’ve had several people approach me and express that they were deeply touched by the content and the way you presented your message.”
Dana Masters, “Beast Feast” event organizer, Winthrop, ME
“He reminded our congregation that worship is more than singing; it is everything we do in our lives.”
Pastor Chuck Tilton, Father’s House Church, Longview, WA.
"Allow me to enthusiastically recommend Grant Norsworthy to you. … His desire for us to sincerely worship God 24/7/365 is contagious.”
Pastor Harold “Bumper” Quick, Beulah UMC, Beulah, IL
“Our praise band spent three hours with Grant one Saturday afternoon and it has revolutionized both our playing and singing together as a team, and our perspective on what it means to worship and be worshipers of God.”
Andrew Irvin, Music Director, First UMC, Bakersfield, CA
“This blessed and encouraged me in such an amazing way. It was good to hear the perspective of America from someone who grew up outside of it. He had a revolutionary way of seeing the Kingdom. It was excellent. I would like to hear from Him again. Please bring him back.”
Anonymous Student, Visible School, Memphis, TN.
“You can't help but walk away from the moment reminded that you play a part in the story and are blessed with the relevant opportunity to begin right away.”
Heather Stahley, Graduate student, University of Maine, ME
“Besides the content of Grant's messages, God has also given him a natural charisma that draws in listeners at once, even those who have no familiarity with his work as an internationally acclaimed musician.”
Pastor Jason Woolever, Bethel United Methodist Church, Mascoutah, IL
“I would warmly commend Grant to you as a very capable presenter in both music and Biblical ministry. He combines skillfully his musical talent and ministry with a godly approach; with sincerity and wise use of humor.”
Rev. Dr. Graeme G. Smith, West Wodonga, Vic, Australia
“Amazing. Incredible. Unbelievable. He answered some tough questions. Put some things in the right view. Talked about things that people shy away from because it makes them uncomfortable. I really hope he comes back!”
Anonymous Student, Visible School, Memphis, TN.
“BRILLIANT! An exceptionally compelling and effective advocate for Compassion and a guy who was very user-friendly to work with. I am personally grateful for Grant realigning, in my own mind, what is required to offer worship that is acceptable to God.”
Andrew Robinson, TEAR Fund/Compassion, New Zealand
“Your ministry through song and spoken word has had a profound influence on our people. I’m so thankful for your input and passion for Jesus. What an inspiring example for others to follow.”
Pastor David Lovell, Bendigo Baptist Church, Vic, Australia
“All of us at AUMC have been richly blessed, not only by Grant’s insightful ministry of Word & Song, but also by his generous spirit and caring personality.”
Pastor Paul Dinges, Abingdon UMC, Abingdon, IL
“He is very funny and did not hold back his passionate challenging conviction that our students be engaged in Compassion’s necessary work. Grant’s time at the College was a real joy. Please consider having him. He would be a great addition to your program.”
Jess Bielman, Director of Campus Ministries, Warner Pacific College, Portland, OR.
“Initially I was expecting just a standard pitch for a mission sponsorship, but what our church received was a really challenging message about worship and our attitudes towards what God is calling us to do.”
George Brooks, Associate Pastor, The Anchor Fellowship, Nashville, TN
“In my thirty-five years as a pastor, I have seen a lot of folks come through and do their thing with congregations and my sense has been that, for many, it is just something they do to get by. Thankfully, that was not the case with you. Your humble spirit and your attentiveness to God in your life was refreshing, challenging and encouraging.”
Pastor Rollin Strode, Grace Baptist Church, Bakersfield, CA
“God is definitely stirring things within Grant’s life and I believe he can be an ambassador … to churches, organizations, and Christians everywhere.”
Ken Steorts, President, Visible School and formerly of Skillet, Memphis, TN
“He was funny, appropriate, and intensely serious. He has a great message to bring and a strong truth to bring to young people, but he was also funny and drew people in before he got nitty-gritty! Way awesome job, Grant!”
Anonymous Student, Visible School, Memphis, TN.
“Our song leaders, musicians and vocalists were greatly encouraged by the weekend and our whole congregation responded wholeheartedly to what God was able to do through Grant.”
Rev. Jonathan Stark, Senior Pastor, Wodonga Baptist Church, Vic, Australia
“Just plain amazing; everything was wonderful and it was such a great session – he kept my attention the whole time and I understood what he was saying. It was phenomenal. Thank you for having him. He was a sincere blessing!”
Anonymous Student, Visible School, Memphis, TN.
“We would commend Grant to you as one who is hearing the Father’s heart and who is a blessing to the “Church” around the world.”
Suzanne Sutherland, Maitland Baptist Church, NSW, Australia.
“He is gifted with a clear, persuasive approach to the responsibility we all have to be our brothers’ keeper. One cannot be unmoved after listening to Grant’s wholehearted appeal to “do something now for a change” in Jesus name. And the remarkable thing is how his approach is non-condemning and loving; simply reinforcing what has already been written on the tablets of our hearts.”
Pastor Jerry Bryant, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Nashville, TN.
“Grant clearly has superior ability as a leader of congregational singing … He was sensitive to the church’s style of service and related well with all age groups.”
Senior Pastor Greg Peckman, Toowoomba Community Baptist Church, Qld, Australia
“Grant’s words are mixed with insight, compassion and humor as he shares the importance of touching the heart of God. You will experience great music, joy and a challenge to live the life of a true disciple of Christ.”
Pastor Dale Brown, Northgate Vineyard, Hendersonville, TN.
“You helped our team want to come together for the purpose of leading God's people, rather than a bunch of soloists or loud musicians. We rehearsed Sunday very differently and it was a special time knowing everyone was part of a team preferring one another. Wow, what a difference!”
Ed Tomlinson, Minister of Music, Grace Baptist Church, Bakersfield, CA
“Thank you so much, Grant, for coming out to our church for the amazing More Than Music Workshop on Saturday and the Word and Song Service on Sunday! The workshop was so very helpful, I learned things I had never heard anywhere else before. God moved so very powerfully all through the songs and the message Sunday morning. Speaking just for me and my family, I don't think our lives will ever quite be the same again.”
Birgit West, El Paso, TX
“Grant’s talents in both music and preaching made him easy to listen to, engaging and challenging.”
Pastor Esa Hukkinen, West Toowoomba Presbyterian Church, Qld. Australia.
“Do you know how many times I'm reminded about what you spoke of at the seminar at Grace Baptist Church in Bakersfield? More than 10 times a day! You have been a real blessing to us.”
High School student Paul (writing 6 weeks later), Bakersfield, CA
“Grant is a very, very special musician and person who touches lives with what he does, believes in, and teaches. He is so devoted to God and his calling, to his wife and son, to his music, to living a life in God's name.”
Lisa Kleen, congregant, El Paso, TX
“The content and manner in which your thoughts were presented was very ‘fresh’ [and] definitely spoke to me. … You are a very talented speaker and I think your thoughts are very clear & well received.”
Randall Frey, Neo Church, Cleveland, OH
“When you sang ‘Jesus Loves Me’ in your style, my wife finally ended her struggle in believing that Jesus really does love her. She now knows that she is truly loved by her Lord and Savior.”
Dana Masters, Winthrop, ME
“Rarely have I heard the congregation sing so loudly … Your gift of leading and skills in music made for a memorable weekend. Thank you for your words, your wisdom and your passion.”
Clansi Rogers, Assistant Pastor, Canberra National SDA Church
“Hey G, I want to thank you again so much for your passion, boldness, and the revelation of Worship that you have imparted to me today. I will never forget this day like how I won't ever forget my birthday.”
Gilbert Moliga, Delegate @ PWI Conference, Minneapolis, MN
“Chapel was awesome today ;-) When most people speak it doesn't quite make sense to me but when you speak you make it exciting and easy to follow and it actually makes sense. Thank you soooo much!
Josie, Freshman @ Bangor Christian School, Bangor, ME
“Greatly enjoyed you once again this year at school! … I've come away with my eyes opened up to many new things and I have a new outlook! … A new connection with God happened over the 3 days that I've never experienced before! It's a milestone in my life that is exciting and brings me joy! Thanks =)
Courtney, Senior @ Bangor Christian School, Bangor, ME
“Grant [shared] with our student body and his unique presentation of music and word had our student body riveted. His message(s) is one needed in the times we are living. There is no doubt in my mind; inviting this gifted song writer and communicator would benefit your organization, church or school.”
Michael White MA, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN
“Your passion, words and faithfulness to the clear teachings of scripture really challenged and inspired us.”
Pastor Matt Vorhees, Riverlakes Community Church, Bakersfield, CA
“I have to say Grant Norsworthy made a huge impact on me personally. I've already passed along some of his wisdom to my church congregation … it was very effective.”
Laura Hawthorne, Delegate at Indie Ignite Conference, from Tivoli, NY
“Thanks Grant, I really enjoyed the praise thing at Living Waters [church building]. It was fantastic. I saw a side of myself I never saw before. It really opened my eyes. Thank you so much.”
Aj, “More Than Music Workshop” delegate, Farmington, ME
“I learned so much this past week, not just about music and my role as a musician, but about worship. There is a lot that I am going to take with me and hopefully continue to grow as a worshiper."
Kendra Cunningham, Bangor Baptist Church musician, Bangor, ME
"As a Christ-follower and as a musician it is encouraging to meet a man who preaches a message of unity on stage, and then still lives it when the crowd has left the building.”
Jonathan Johnston, Singer/Songwriter, Augusta, ME
"Grant Norsworthy is not only a talented musician, but a great speaker and teacher. Beginner and skilled musicians, as well as pastors and whole congregations will learn much from Grant, both musically and spiritually."
Jon Truman, Musician, Augusta, ME
“I've come away with my eyes opened up to many new things and I have a new outlook! A new connection with God happened over the three days [of school assemblies lead by Grant] that I've never experienced before! This feeling, an indescribable good feeling, just came flowing over me. A deeper relationship between God and I has been developed.”
Courtney Holmes, Senior Student, Bangor Christian School, Bangor ME
“I just want to let you know that the More That Music Workshop was the most educational event I've ever been to. You should be a Professor in UMA's music course. Haha : )”
Rebekah Amos, “More Than Music Workshop” delegate, Orrington, ME
“Grant treated us like professional musicians in such a way that we were able to rise to the occasion. It was a really up- lifting learning experience.”
Anonymous Musician, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Perth, WA, Australia
“Listening to Grant’s ministry, one thing that quickly comes into focus is his love for Christ and his passion to see others come to know Him in a truly life-transforming way. ... Grant is the real deal. He is genuine, honest about his own shortcomings, and in every way seeking to bring glory to God. I would not hesitate to welcome him back to Mount Pleasant anytime.”
Senior Pastor Nick Scott, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Perth, WA, Australia
“His high-energy and fun-loving personality add to the impact of his presence and message. Our congregation’s response was extremely positive from all 3 services: traditional, blended and contemporary. It is difficult to determine which shines brighter in Grant; his excellence in music or his mastery in delivering the message God has given him.”
Marsha Skidmore, Director of Contemporary Music, First Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield, CA
“I would highly recommend Grant for any event where you want an excellent musician or speaker for any age. He is a man of God seeking to engage those who will listen in seeing worship as more than a weekly experience.”
Anita Hahn: District Superintendent, West Michigan Conference, United Methodist Church
“Grant is a dynamic musician with a challenging message. His enthusiasm and passion is contagious.”
David Cowdrey - St Barnabas Anglican Church, Stoke, Nelson
“Motueka Anglican Parish had the pleasure of hosting a Grant Norsworthy concert in January this year. It was a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. The music is excellent and Grant's speaking which accompanies it is inspiring. He includes a message which encourages those who have no Christian commitment to consider the next step, and challenges those who are Christians to put their faith in action. All in all it was an excellent event and I happily recommend you to spend an evening with Grant Norsworthy. You will be blessed!”
Rev Wayne Thornton - St Thomas’s Anglican Church, Motueka
“Grant has visited our Haven Seventh Day Adventist church twice. Grant has a real connection with both young and old alike. His message was appreciated by our church family. He is a man close to his God and able to share the good news of the gospel. It was a joy to worship with Grant and his wife. May God bless his ministry.”
Tom Harvey (Elder) - Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Nelson
“We enjoyed having Grant with us in January this year. He communicated well, but more important challenged us as a church to commit to act on issues at the heart of the gospel. Thank you Grant!”
Pastor Tony Barnett - Grace Church, Richmond, Nelson