Worship Leaders

Stuart Townend

Stuart is known and respected around the world as one of the leading worship songwriters of his generation. The depth of lyrical and theological content in songs such as 'In Christ Alone', 'How Deep The Father's Love', 'The Power Of The Cross' and 'Beautiful Saviour' have caused some to draw comparisons with the greats of previous generations such as Watts and Wesley; while the marriage of great lyrics with wonderfully accessible melodies (largely through his successful writing partnership with Keith Getty) means his songs bridge different musical and cultural genres, and reach into every corner of the globe.

Stuart was born in 1963, and grew up as the youngest of four children in a Christian family in West Yorkshire where his father was a Church of England vicar. From an early age Stuart played music with his brothers (one brother, Ian, went on to become a member of the group Heartbeat), beginning to play the piano at the age of 7, and teaching himself the guitar as a teenager.


It was while living in West Yorkshire that at the age of 13 he made his Christian commitment. Then at 18 he moved to Brighton to study literature at the University of Sussex. It is here he met Caroline, whom he married in 1988, and they now have three children; Joseph, Emma, and Eden.


Stuart attends and regularly leads worship at CCK in Brighton, England - one of the New Frontiers network of churches headed up by Terry Virgo. The church is also home to a number of well-known figures in the area of worship, including Paul Oakley, Lou Fellingham, Phatfish, Simon Brading and Dave Fellingham, who has played a significant role in mentoring Stuart. The church also runs a training programme for worship leaders and musicians called the Worship School.


But it is as a songwriter that Stuart has had the greatest impact on the worldwide church, and it is this that is closest to his heart. "It is so important that our lives are built not on our feelings or circumstances, but on the word of God, and songs can really help us to meditate on and retain truth. I know from the correspondence I regularly receive that if you can express in songs the profound truth of the gospel in a poetic yet accessible way, they really can have an impact in people's lives.

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  • In Christ Alone

    Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

  • The Power Of The Cross

    Stuart Townend

  • How Deep The Father's Love For Us

    Stuart Townend

  • Across The Lands

    Stuart Townend

  • Beautiful Saviour

    Stuart Townend

  • Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)

    Stuart Townend

  • Beloved and Blessed

    Stuart Townend

  • Benediction

    Keith and Kristyn Getty

  • By Faith

    Stuart Townend / Keith & Kristyn Getty

  • Come People Of The Risen King

    Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty

  • Psalm 23

    Stuart Townend

  • Resurrection Hymn (See What A Morning)

    Stuart Townend

  • Christ Be In My Waking

    Stuart Townend

  • Salvation's Song

    Stuart Townend

  • The Perfect Wisdom Of Our God

    Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

  • Gethsemane Hymn

    Keith Getty / Stuart Townend

  • Immanuel

    Stuart Townend

  • Hear The Call Of The Kingdom

    Stuart Townend/Keith Getty/Kristyn Getty

  • Lord How Majestic You Are

    Stuart Townend

  • My Heart Is Filled

    Stuart Townend

  • O Church Arise (Put Your Armour On)

    Keith Getty / Stuart Townend

  • O My Soul

    Stuart Townend

  • There Is A Hope

    Stuart Townend / Mark Edwards

  • Holy Spirit Living Breath Of God

    Keith & Kristyn Getty

  • Kyrie Eleison

    Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

  • The Man Who Calmed The Sea

    Stuart Townend

  • Speak O Lord

    Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

  • King Of The Ages

    Stuart Townend / Keith Getty

  • You Are My Anchor (The Father's Embrace)

    Stuart Townend

  • How Long

    Stuart Townend

  • Joy Has Dawned

    Stuart Townend

  • The King Has Come

    Stuart Townend

  • Christ In Me

    Keith Getty / Stuart Townend

  • River Of Fire

    Stuart Townend

  • Grace

    Stuart Townend

  • Love Incarnate

    Stuart Townend

  • Pour Over Me

    Stuart Townend

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