As one of the most prolific worship artists of the past three decades, Matt Redman has helped millions of people around the world express their praise to God through his songs.

Now, he’s using his gifts to help shape the next generation of worship leaders and musicians.

In Fall 2022, Redman stepped into a new role as Biola University’s “Songwriter in Residence” — a position that allows him to work with students in Biola’s School of Fine Arts and Communication and “sharpen this great group of students in their sacred pursuit of songwriting and worship leading,” he said.

“Over the last few years, I’ve had the privilege of being at Biola University several times — as well as inviting some of the worship arts students to be part of my live recordings,” Redman said. “I’ve loved each and every one of these interactions, so I am excited to be taking on this new role and making the relationship more official.”

During his initial year in the position, which concluded in May, Red-man taught several sessions in the Conservatory of Music’s “Worship Arts Forum” course and led songwriting intensives for students in Biola’s worship arts and commercial music programs. He also led worship at Biola’s convocation in the fall and at the provost installation ceremony in the spring, backed by student musicians and vocalists.

Since his debut in 1993, Redman has released 14 full-length albums and led worship in countries all around the world. His best-known songs include “The Heart of Worship,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Our God” and the Grammy Award-winning “10,000 Reasons.” More recent co-writes include “Do It Again” and “Build my Life.”