Matt Redman is an English Christian worship leader, songwriter and author based in Atlanta. He was one of the main worship leaders associated with the Soul Survivor youth organisation.
He has worked with Newfrontiers, Passion Conferences, Hillsong London, is an artist for Survivor Records (sixstepsrecords in the US) and is a member of Compassionart a charity founded by Martin Smith.
He recently appeared with Hillsong London for a song on their latest album Jesus Is; he co-wrote and sang the song "Greatest Gift".
Many Contemporary Christian music (CCM) artists such as Matt Maher, Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, David Crowder Band, 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", "Undignified", "Better Is One Day", and the 2005 Dove Award-winning "Blessed Be Your Name" (Worship Song of the Year). He regularly works alongside other Christian artists such as Phatfish and Chris Tomlin.
Redman started leading worship at St Andrews, Chorleywood, moving to help start up Soul Survivor alongside Mike Pilavachi and was the worship leader for the Soul Survivor Church in Watford. According to founder Mike Pilavachi, the Soul Survivor festivals (which began in 1993) grew out of worship sessions with him and the then 15-year-old Redman.
In 2002, after a sabbatical in America recording Where Angels Fear To Tread, Redman moved to Brighton to work with Terry Virgo at the Newfrontiers church, CCK. He has been involved in their 'Newday' and 'Together on a Mission' conferences.
In 2004 Redman joined a new church plant, The Point, also in West Sussex, led by Will Kemp.
In 2008 Matt and Beth Redman along with their four children, Maisey, Noah, Rocco and Jackson moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to plant a church with Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin. Their fifth child, Levi, was born on 18 January 2010. In August 2010 Redman and his family will prepare to return to the UK to raise his 5 children there.
He has authored and edited multiple books on Christian worship, including The Unquenchable Worshipper and the book Facedown which accompanied the album of the same name.