ARTIST. SONGWRITER. WORSHIP LEADER. PRODUCER. SPEAKER.
Anthony Skinner is a commanding Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Worship Leader, and Producer, who has received awards by Billboard and SESAC, and has a gold certified #1 radio hit for the song “Your Love Never Fails”. He is a top 25 CCLI songwriter, and a composer on CeCe Winans’ Grammy Award winning album “Thy Kingdom Come”.
He has written songs and/or produced for such artists as the Newsboys, Kim Walker Smith, Jesus Culture, CeCe Winans, Bethel Music’s Brian and Jenn Johnson, Josh Baldwin, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, All Sons and Daughters, The Daylights, Ellie Holcomb, Chris Quilala, Laura Story, Chris McClarney, Travis Ryan, Rita Spinger, Jared Anderson, Dara MaClean, Audio Adrenaline, Brady Toops, Don Moen, Newsong, Christine D’Clario, and Brother’s McGlurg. His own worship album Forever and A Day received a 5 star review from Relevant Magazine and his rock album Crush received acclaim from Paste Magazine.
Anthony serves as Artists Pastor at Church of the City in Nashville, TN., and lives with his wife Mary Keith, and their 3 children in Nashville.
"See the cross on the wall, arms stretched to take it all, whispering...'come to me'" - A Prayer for Gloria
Along with being a recording artist and songwriter, Anthony finds great satisfaction in grooming and developing other recording artists and songwriters. He has had great success in mining for the beautiful things hidden in the raw talents of others. In his role as producer he has worked with the likes of Chris McClarney, Brady Toops, Rita Springer, Steve Clark and more.
He is also a sought after conference speaker, often teaching on worship, the arts, hearing God’s voice, and creativity. His book, Worship Smartbook: Actionable Tips for Real-World Worship. was recently selected as “Best of the Best” in Worship Leader magazine.
He was a co-founder of the Crucible school that had a profound impact on the Christian arts community in Nashville. He has taught in churches and worship schools all over the country and the world, including Bethel Redding, Catch the Fire, and YWAM. Most recently, he served as the founder and director for Bethel School of Supernatural Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.
ImmerSION FAMILY BAND
“To define Christ is to confine Christ, He can only be explored”
My dear friend and spiritual father Bill Johnson said (and I’m paraphrasing), “Some things will never be released to us through instruction, they will only be discovered through adventure”. This statement feels like a cousin to our motto in the Immersion Family Band, “To define Christ is to confine Christ, He can only be explored”.
I’m happy and honored to introduce you to the exploration and adventure that is Immersion Worship. Immersion Worship is an expression and overflow of the deep relationships that make up our band of family and friends. As the core group, we call ourselves the #ImmersionFamilyBand. Here we believe you become what you behold. Our greatest desire is to continually behold love and in so doing, become greater lovers of God, ourselves, each other, and the world around us!
Vocals / Mary Keith Skinner * Drums / Daniel Kinner
Keyboards / Ron Rawls * Cello, Electric Guitar / Matt Nelson
Bass / Jacob Lowery * Electric Guitar / Luke Sullivant
Vocals / Amanda Kinner * Vocals / Rebekah Sullivant
Anthony Skinner & the Immersion Family Band
Anthony Skinner & the Immersion Family Band
"Anthony Skinner is a breath of fresh air. His love for Jesus is paramount, while his commitment to righteousness makes him trustworthy in and out of the pulpit. God has brought a creative expression through him that makes his music refreshingly unpredictable. For these reasons and more he remains a personal favorite." —Bill Johnson—Bethel Church, Redding, California, When Heaven Invades Earth and Face To Face With God
"Anthony Skinner has a fire in his heart to worship God, and to encourage and equip others to do the same." —Matt Redman
"Anthony Skinner is one of my favorite singer/songwriters and worship leaders. There is a rare depth to him and I believe any person could benefit greatly from the wealth of his experiences, especially in the worship community." —John Mark McMillan
"A leader of worship leaders." —Casey McGinty, President, Capitol CMG
"I know Anthony as a friend, brother, and fellow worshiper. His heart and gifting has caused me to encounter Jesus in deeply intimate ways." -Steve Berger, Founding Pastor, Grace Chapel
“Every time I listen to Anthony’s music there is an immediate connection in my spirit. It reminds me of the first time I heard the music of Martin Smith and Matt Redman.” -Steve Rice, Nashville Music Architects
“The presence of the Lord was unmistakable during a regional gathering of worship leaders and their staffs. The worship leading of Anthony Skinner was clearly focused on leading those worshipping to the very throne of God. By his own example, Anthony guided people through a spontaneous statement of worship using the Word of God as its lyric. Through a transparency that only the Holy Spirit could cultivate, the participants truly sang a "new song" to the Lord. The moment crossed denominational and racial lines and bore witness of a unified, sweet aroma of worship to the Lord.”
-Carey Dean, Music Minister—Woodland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee
"What a blessing! Anthony’s heart is so God focused that you find yourself engulfed in the presence and power of the Spirit. The response from the church was incredible…there’s no question that the Lord's hand is on what he is doing. We praise God for his gifts and that he is using them to feed the church!"
-Brandon Scott Thomas, Music and Worship Minister—Highland Church of Christ, Abilene, TX
“Anthony has absolutely transformed my understanding of what it means to be a worshipper, which has had and amazing impact upon our church. He taught me how to lead adults and students into the heart of worship his passion for Christ, his commitment to discipleship, and his excellence in musicianship, teaching, and empowering are unparalleled. God has truly anointed Anthony Skinner”
-Will Penner, Minister of Music—Dickson First United Methodist Church, Former Editor, Youthworker Journal.