REDDING, Calif.—“Raise A Hallelujah,” the anthemic heart-cry of praise which has quickly been embraced by listeners around the world, is the latest single from GRAMMY®-nominated Bethel Music to top Christian radio charts. Recently landing at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart for two consecutive weeks, “Raise A Hallelujah” was co-penned by and features Bethel Music worship leaders Jonathan David and Melissa Helser.
Nominated for a 2019 Dove Award for Worship Recorded Song of the Year, “Raise A Hallelujah” is featured on Bethel Music’s Dove-nominated VICTORY live recording. Inspired by the 2 Chronicles story of King Jehoshaphat and the unlikely victory won by sending worshipers to the front lines of battle, the project is nominated for two Dove Awards: Worship Album of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.
Written while Bethel Music CEO Joel Taylor’s son, Jaxon, was critically ill with an E-coli virus, the chorus of “Raise A Hallelujah” came to the Helsers as they prayed for Jaxon. The song soon became a “weapon of worship” for the Taylor family, singing it over Jaxon for several weeks until he was restored to health.
Since its release, testimonies about the chart-topping song have poured in from around the world, including Levi Floyd’s miraculous story. After nearly drowning in the ocean, Levi lay lifeless on the beach while paramedics worked to revive him. His sister began to sing “Raise A Hallelujah,” and Levi—who had been without a pulse for five minutes—started breathing again as the bystanders worshipped. Read Levi Floyd’s complete testimony here.
In celebration of the song’s international impact, Bethel Music recently released an acoustic video of “Raise A Hallelujah.” Featuring Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, the clip was filmed in the couple’s hometown of Sophia, North Carolina.
Bethel Music is an eight-time Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated Christian worship ministry formed as an extension of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Beginning in 2001, Bethel Music has grown from a local church music ministry to a global outreach comprising a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians.
Bethel Music has released 13 corporate worship albums, seven of which reached Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, each carrying a unique expression of worship to inspire and unite the global church. Along with their eight Dove awards, “This is Amazing Grace” was named ASCAP’s Christian Song of the Year in 2015. Cory Asbury’s 2018 single, “Reckless Love,” was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and topped Billboard’s Christian chart, garnering over 60 million streams on Spotify. Bethel Music recently released their 14th compilation album, VICTORY, which reached #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, and kicked off their accompanying 2019 VICTORY tour, consisting of 31 stops in three months. The album features Josh Baldwin’s single, “Stand in Your Love,” which peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Christian chart.
In addition to touring and ministering globally, Bethel Music hosts the biannual “Heaven Come Conference”; a two-week worship school, WorshipU, held on the campus of Bethel Church; and songwriting retreats in a personal setting with experienced writers. WorshipU, Bethel Music’s online school of worship, offers ongoing teaching and training programs at worshipu.com.