The pro-muso rollercoaster has prepared Grant Norsworthy for a deeper calling.
Grant achieved considerable success as a professional musician in the CCM (Christian Contemporary Music) world – including a Grammy® nomination, a Dove Award, extensive touring, recording and radio hits with bands like PC3 (Paul Colman Trio) and the “forefathers of the modern worship revival” Sonicflood.
But it became apparent that God wanted to communicate more through Grant Norsworthy than could be contained by the notes of the bass guitar alone. Read more…
Founder, content developer & principal instructor of More Than Music Mentor – providing online & onsite training for the heart & the art of worshipping musicians & technicians
Recognized by many as a voice of authority on Christian worship & Church music
A passionate advocate for children living in poverty around the world with rich field experience, including visits to Thailand, Rwanda, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala
Grant’s original rework of “Be Thou My Vision” is sung by Church congregations worldwide
Australian-born; Nashville-based from 2002 to late 2018
Grant’s global ministry operates from his Nelson, New Zealand home-base
“I have heard Grant Norsworthy speak on multiple occasions and, each time, found myself profoundly challenged and encouraged. Grant carries passion and conviction into each topic, calling us all to hear God's standard, not the American church standard. I have been refreshed and my students stirred. I am thankful to Grant for speaking God's truth and for modeling a radical commitment to Christ.”
“Put your humble pants on and have Grant come and spend time with you and your team. It is time and money well spent!”
"Grant Norsworthy is a unique dispenser in the arena of authentic Worship today. I highly recommend Grant to anyone seeking to encourage, teach and inspire deeper worship from the praise team and The Church in general."
“I’ve been to loads of worship events and conferences and Grant Norsworthy’s session was by far the best breakout class I’ve attended. Fun, informative, and extremely relevant for conversations across all denominational lines, Grant's teaching engages both heart and mind.”
"Grant is the real deal … I know that his talent is only exceeded by his genuine faith and commitment to Christ."
"Grant Norsworthy is a very gifted communicator and teacher. He’s clear and precise but also very kind and patient as an instructor and mentor."
"Grant has the unique and rare ability as a communicator, to make audiences want to lean in to hear him. He masterfully paints pictures using stories and illustrations that stir the heart and conscience. Grant also has great insight and prophetic passion that will provoke and inspire any audience to love and good works."
"I have a tremendous appreciation for Grant’s passion and dedication to a comprehensive, Biblical understanding of worship. I admire his commitment to educate and empower others to operate in Christian music ministry with excellence."
“Grant blew us away! His message to our students on why we worship was powerful, inspiring and convicting. Not only were his words impactful, but the visuals he used really hit home in the hearts of our students!”
"I have been to countless concerts and heard the Compassion stories and was always afraid to actually sponsor. But something about Grant\u2019s leadership last night generated a different atmosphere for me. Fear and hesitation were gone!"
"I was very impressed with the quality of Grant’s teaching and his ability to immediately engage and captivate the audience. I would expect that kind of quality at a top notch worship conference, but Grant came to us!"
“I don’t know how else to say it other than this - Grant Norsworthy ‘gets’ worship. You will be amazed at what a difference he can make in your church in a short period of time. And like us, you will be trying to arrange for him to come again.”
"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."
"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."
"Grant Norsworthy is exceptionally gifted both as a practitioner and a teacher of the worshiping arts. As a longtime artist and worship leader myself, he has my highest recommendation.”
"Grant has a way of capturing your attention and helping you focus on what\u2019s imperative about worship. \u00a0Whether it\u2019s singing a song, the spoken Word, or living a life of worship, he always strikes at the heart. \u00a0The Lord will use Grant to bring change to your congregation."
"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."
"Articulate, biblical, passionate, Jesus-focused, encouraging: Grant Norsworthy emotes all of these and more. You will not find a more thought-provoking, heart-encouraging, delight-generating facilitator of worship than Grant."
“Having Grant Norsworthy work with our band for two hours was the best investment we have made in our music ministry. We now have renewed focus and enthusiasm for serving our congregation and Him. Thank you, Grant!”
“Grant 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!”
"There is no doubt in my mind; inviting this gifted song writer and communicator would benefit your organization, church or school."
"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."
"Grant’s used his God-given talents to wonderful effect at our Night of Praise event last night. We were all just folks praising God together and it was truly amazing! Something about Grant’s leadership last night generated a different atmosphere for me."
"As Grant led, I watched the atmosphere begin to change in front of me. It was beautiful to see a group of people who were somewhat closed off open up and become One Body."
"His coaching with my music team … struck just the right balance of practical and theological. His More Than Music Workshop was wonderful - disarming humor combined with timeless truths that centered us back on Christ and His mission in the world."
"Grant has Godly wisdom and insight that any musician would find key to their growth. Even as a hip-hop artist I've found Grant to be an excellent mentor for much more than music."
"On Thursday I attended Grant Norsworthy’s class called 'Crafting a Sound that Invites the Congregation'. The following Sunday at our church service we were able to apply the things that were taught and our congregation sang more than they ever have! We are very thankful!"
“Grant is funny, relatable and our Celebrate Recovery participants and leaders really enjoyed having him. Through fabulous music and message Grant wove his testimony of radical healing from addiction through God’s amazing grace and unconditional love.”
"From an audio engineer's standpoint, what he brings just makes my job easier! Teams learn to play and sing together as one, instead of fighting for their own place. This results in a fuller, more engaging mix at a much more manageable volume."
“Attendee feedback from Grant’s teaching sessions include ‘outstanding’, ‘amazing’, ‘exuding love’, and ‘anointed’. The influence he brought to WFX will surely have attendees looking forward to gleaning from his talents at future WFX conferences.”