The much awaited evening of worship with the composer of “Heart of Worship” and “Blessed Be Your Name” is coming to Manila, May 12th PICC Forum at 8pm with Louie Giglio. They will both share something amazing about worship and it’s vital role in everyone’s life.Matt Redman is a worship leader and songwriter, formerly leading worship with the Soul Survivor Church. Matt also works with Passion Conferences and Sixsteps Record in the US.Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artists such as Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, and Tree63 have covered a number of Redman’s songs. Some of his most popular songs include “Heart Of Worship”, “Let Everything That Has Breath”, “Once Again”, and the 2005 Dove Award-winning “Blessed Be Your Name” (Worship Song of the Year). He has authored and edited multiple books on Christian worship, including The Unquenchable Worshipper and the book Facedown, which accompanied the album.
Louie Giglio graduated from Georgia State University. After finishing seminary, Giglio and his wife Shelley began a weekly bible study called Choice Ministries at Baylor University. In 1995, the Giglios moved from Waco, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia. While flying from Texas to Georgia, Giglio began to plan for a national gathering of Christian college students; this evolved into the Passion Conferences. Several months after the move, the Passion organization was formed. In January 1997, Passion hosted its first conference for college students, which lasted four days in Austin, Texas with two thousand people in attendance. This launched Passion to the public and it has since been followed by yearly conferences and tours. In 2000, Giglio and others formed Sixsteps Records. Sixsteps is the record label for Christian worship artists David Crowder Band, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Charlie Hall (who have all remained a part of the Passion ministry). Sixsteps also releases live albums from the Passion conferences.
Giglio’s ministry is based on Isaiah 26:8, focusing on spreading the renown of Jesus Christ. He authored the books Wired: For a Life of Worship, I Am Not But I Know I Am and The Air I Breath.