William Matthews is my pick for favorite new sound of 2011. He is breaking out of the traditional music and worship scene we are used too and every song he covers is like nifty interior decorating making something completely new out of the old. His own songs and sounds are very alive and unlike much of what is out there, he feels fully present whenever he is performing. His voice and music direction choices are going to give him longevity for a great future and I am looking forward to see his presence grow on the music scene.
- Shawn Bolz
Director/Pastor of Expression58, Author of Keys to Heavens Economy, Entertainer
"William Matthews is an authentic voice among the greatness and excellence of the Bethel worship scene. I love the way William carries joy and hope in his worship countenance and brings a lively, joyful musical presentation. His songwriting is steeped in transformational truths and a clear understanding of the power of great melodies. It has always been my great pleasure to do conferences and schools with William Matthews and I highly recommend his ministry!"
- Bill Johnson
Senior Pastor of Bethel Church
William is a worship leader at Bethel Church, a singer-songwriter, and recording artist. He is featured on the latest Bethel Live albums: For the Sake of the World, and Be Lifted High, and has released his first solo album entitled Hope’s Anthem in 2011.
William born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, in an environment of rich gospel music. William spent several years as a lead prophetic singer and background vocalist for Misty Edwards, Julie Meyer, Cory Asbury and others at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City and has led teams for The Call. In 2009, William transitioned to Redding, California and joined the Bethel Music team.
William currently travels and ministers in the US and internationally and is currently establishing The Worship Rooms, a 24/7 prayer and worship ministry of Bethel Church. His heart is to release joy through prophetic worship and he is passionate about raising up and equipping worship leaders to live a lifestyle of prayer and intercession.