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Anthony Skinner is a commanding Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Worship Leader, Producer, and Speaker, 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, Jeremy Riddle, Josh Baldwin, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, All Sons and Daughters, The Daylights, Ellie Holcomb, Chris Quilala, Sean Feucht, 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.  In addition to music production Anthony produces the popular podcast TYPOLOGY (hosted by best selling Author, Ian Cron).

Anthony is a Songwriter with Bethel Music, serves as Artists and Discipleship Pastor at Church of the City in Nashville, TN., and lives with his wife Mary Keith, and their 3 children in Nashville.

Along with being a recording artist and songwriter, Anthony is 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 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.

Curriculum Vitae

SONGWRITING (a sampling)

2008         Your Love Never Fails, Jesus Culture, Your Love Never Fails (Live)
2008         Your Love Never Fails, Chris McClarney, Love Never Fails
2008         Million Miles, Cece Winan, Thy Kingdom Come - Grammy Award winning Album
2010         God You’re Beautiful (Live), Brian Johnson, Love Came Down
2010         Your Love Never Fails, Chris McClarney, Defender
2010         Mighty Breathe of God (feat. Chris Quilala), Jesus Culture, Come Away
2011         Your Love Never Fails, Newsboys, God’s Not Dead - RIAA Certified Gold Record 500,000 Copies Sold
2011         Your Love Never Fails, From the Inside Out, 25 Favorite Worship Songs
2011         Forever and A Day, Bethel Music, Be Lifted High
2011         Give In, The Daylights
2012         Your Love Never Fails, Newsboys, Live in Concert: God’s Not Dead
2012         Your Love Never Fails, Top 50 Praise and Worship Songs 2013
2012         Bless the Lord, Jared Anderson, The Narrow Road
2012         Your Love Never Fails, Don Moen, Uncharted Territory
2013         My Devotion, Travis Ryan, Fearless
2013         Your Love Never Fails, Maratha, Top 25 Praise Songs (2014 Edition)
2013         Your Love Never Fails, Top 100 Praise Songs (2013 Edition)
2013         Come On Home, Brady Toops, Brady Toops
2013         O For Grace, Brady Toops, Brady Toops
2013         May the Words, Ellie Holcomb, With You Now - EP
2013         I Climb the Mountain, Audio Adrenaline, Kings & Queens
2014         Faithfulness, Christine D’Clario, Deeper
2014         Your Love Never Fails, WOW Worship, (Lime) [Deluxe Edition]
2014         Surrender All (Give You Everything) (feat. Chris Quilala) Unstoppable Love (Live)
2014         Your Name is Glorious (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) Unstoppable Love (Live)
2014         Wide Open (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) Unstoppable Love (Live)
2014         In Awe of You (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) Unstoppable Love (Live)
2014         Tell Me the Story of Jesus, Kim Walker-Smith, When Christmas Comes
2014         Psalm 121, Praise and Arrows (feat. All Sons and Daughters)
2015         I’ll Be with You Always, Brothers McClurg, Home
2015         Your Love Never Fails, Jesus Culture, This is Jesus Culture (Live)
2015         Your Love Never Fails, Jesus Culture, Jesus Culture Reconstructed, Vol1
2015         Your Love Never Fails, Maratha, Top 25 Praise Songs (2016 Edition)
2015         Keeper of the Stars, Laura Story, God of Every Story
2015         Wide Open, Newsong, Faithful (Live Worship) [Deluxe]
2015         Thirsty (Live), Chris McClarney, Everything and Nothing Less
2016         Emmanuel (God with Us Forever), Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Champion
2016         Your Love Never Fails, Newsboys, God’s Not Dead: The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys
2016         Your Love Never Fails, Top 50 Praise Songs 2016
2017         Peace, Josh Baldwin, The War is Over
2017         Emmanuel (God with Us Forever), Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Christmas - EP
2017         Overwhelming, Jeremy Riddle, More
2018         Wild One, Sean Feucht, Wild (Live)
2018         Forever We Worship, Sean Feucht, Wild (Live)

Albums and Album Appearances

1999         100% Live
2003         Forever and A day
2007         Crush EP
2010         Down to the Middle - Single
2010         To Really Love - Single
2011         This Blood, Rita Springer, The Playlist
2014         Deeper with Christine D’Clario (featuring the Single Faithfulness)
2014         Your Love Never Fails EP - Anthony Skinner and The Immersion Family Band
2014         The Sound that Saved Us All - Single
2014         Reverence - Compilation
2014         All the Saints: Live from the CentricWorship Retreat, No.1
2015         Songs 4 Worship: Hymns for the Ages - Various Artists
2016         One//Worship - Various Artists
2016         This Letter (Deluxe Edition), Ben Bannister, Single Flowers
2017         Oh Blessed - Single with Stu Garrard
2017         Get Together - Single with Solveig Leithaug
2017         Time - Album with Solveig Leithaug
2017         The Low and Behold (featuring Brother’s McClurg & Anthony Skinner)

Published Writings

2011         WORSHIP SMARTbook: Actionable Tips For Real World Worship First Edition
2012         WORSHIP SMARTbook: Actionable Tips For Real World Worship Second Edition

Appearances (a sampling)

Bethel Atlanta
Bethel Church Redding
Bethel Cleveland
Big Spring Jam
Blue Bird Cafe
Burn 24/7
Catch the Fire
Christ Church Greenwich with Ian Cron
Courage and Faith with Christian Wiman
Courage and Faith with Phillip Yancey
Daystar Television
Jesus Culture
Jim Parker’s Songwriter Series at the Von Braun Center
Kingdom Bound
Life Today
Morning Star
National Worship Leader Conference
SXSW (South by Southwest)
Southwest Believer’s Convention
Vertical Call
Worship Together

Productions (a sampling)

1999         100% Live
2003         Forever and A day
2007         Crush EP
2008         Your Love Never Fails, Chris McClarney, Love Never Fails
2010         Down to the Middle - Single
2010         To Really Love - Single
2011         This Blood, Rita Springer, The Playlist
2014         The Sound that Saved Us All - Single
2016         One//Worship - Various Artists
2017         The Low and Behold (featuring Brother’s McClurg & Anthony Skinner)
2017-        Typology Podcast with Author, Speaker Ian Cron
2018         Tall Angel TBA


             Billboard #1
             SESAC #1 CHR
             CCLI top 25 Songwriter
             RIAA Certified Gold Record 500,000 Copies Sold (Newsboys)
             Composer on Grammy Award winning Album Thy Kingdom Come (Cece Winans)

Leadership Positions

1989-1992    Co-Owner of Lenox/Skinner Productions, Nashville, TN
1994-1999    Board of Directors, Provision Ministries, Nashville, TN
1995-        President and Producer of Orphansake Records, Nashville, TN
1996-1999    Board of Directors, The Crucible, Nashville, TN
1996         Worship Leader, Grace Center, Franklin, TN
1998-2002    Co-Director of Prophetic Presbytery, Grace Center, Franklin, TN
2002-2007    Artist, Producer, Corporate and Marketing Development, DC3 Entertainment
2003-2007    Pastor and Worship Leader, Arcata Assembly, Arcata, CA
2011-2012    Director of Bethel Atlanta Worship and Arts School, Atlanta, GA
2017-2018    Director of Social Media for Ian Cron and Typology Podcast
2017-        Producer of Typology Podcast with Ian Morgan Cron (over 1 million downloads in First Season)
2017-        Creative and Discipleship Pastor at Church of the City, Franklin, TN


1993         Middle Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Science – Recording Industry Management,

             Minors in Mass Communication and Entertainment Technology.


             Sage Hill Training
             SageQuest Leadership Training (Jack Nicholson)
             Sozo Prayer Facilitator/Certified
             Lifeworks (WEB) 2.0 (Seminar)           
             Nashville Podcamp
             Nashville Barcamp

             Pro Tools
             Macintosh macOS
             Adobe Photoshop
             Final Cut
             Microsoft Office
             Pro Presenter
             Constant Contact



Press Reviews on Anthony’s Albums

Review for “Forever and A Day”: Awesome. Lock yourself in a room with this CD. Order it, it’s so worth it! Rating:[5 of 5 Stars!]-MAYA STRANG, RELEVANT MAGAZINE

Review for “CRUSH”: Anthony Skinner’s latest is a celebration Radiohead-inspired rock with less cynicism and happier guitars.-JOSH JACKSON, Paste Magazine

“Anthony’s (album Forever and A Day) is absolutely transforming, excellence in musicianship, empowering, unparalleled.” -Will Penner, Editor, Youthworker Journal

Forever & A Day by Anthony Skinner is prophetic intimate worship at it's best. You don't want to miss this worship experience. - Jesus Culture, Spotlight Review




"Passion burns though every chapter of this really helpful book."  -Matt Redman

"A necessary guide for every worship leader.”  -Kim Walker-Smith, Jesus Culture

“I strongly recommend this book for every worship leader, pastor, and musician who desires to grow in their worship.  A necessary guide for every worship leader.”  -Kim Walker-Smith, Jesus Culture

“Clear, concise, and practical.  Worship Smartbook by Anthony Skinner is an invaluable resource for any member of the worship team.” –Worship Leader Magazine

WORSHIP SMARTbook was selected as “Best Of The Best” in Worship Leader Magazine

“This book offers insights that could cut years of guesswork for novice and veteran worship leader alike.”
-Bill Johnson-Bethel Church-Author, When Heaven Invades Earth and Dreaming with God

“Anthony Skinner is the real deal...I commend him and this book wholeheartedly.”
-Pete Greig, 24-7 Prayer and Alpha International

“Anthony Skinner has distilled his breadth of experience into a very practical guide for anyone who participates in or supports modern church worship music."
-Casey McGinty, President, Capital CMG



“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



"See the cross on the wall, arms stretched to take it all, whispering...'come to me'" - A Prayer for Gloria

Extended Collection: Anthony's songs appear on the albums below



"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.