Category Archives: Worship Review

Worth Dying For


We have had this album for sometime and regret not doing a review on it earlier. Worth Dying For is a heavier, more energetic Worship group from California, that we have grown to love more and more. We had the privilege to meet and hang with the group last year in Nashville and found how real and transparent they were. They are one group that is not caught up in the Christian Music Industry game and has a pure heart for leading people in Worship.


Starting as a youth worship band, they have found their way to a full record deal with Integrity Records, and a national touring schedule. The album starts out with some powerful anthems such as “Revolution” and “Unite.” The have a great combo of a male and female lead vocals, which gives them a strong diversity in dynamics and sound. The album also has some great new congregational Worship Songs such as “Holy” and “At Your Cross.” 

Innovative Ministry Leader really admires Worth Dying For, as a creative new group that is passionate about reaching today’s generation for Christ. You can pick up their record on itunes or wherever records are sold.

Team IML


Innovative Worship Leader: JLee

Jonathan Lee (JLee) is a twenty six year old passionate worship leader with a heart to lead people into the presence of a holy God. Jonathan Lee is the co-writer to the songs Jesus I surrender, Nothing less than all of me, Unveil and Revolution. Most of the songs he has co-written are featured on two of Jeff Deyo’s latest cd’s, including the title track for the latest release “Unveil.” Jonathan has also shared the stage with Paul Baloche, Jeff Deyo, Steve Fee, Brenton Brown, Mark Roach, Vicki Beeching, Holland Davis, and more. 

Jonathan has traveled around the country sharing his heart for worship with his amazing band Matt Underwood, Charlie Watson, Phil Snowden and Aaron Farmer. Together they share a vision to lead people to God’s heart so that we as Christians can truly come back to the heart of worship.

For the past 4 years Jonathan Lee has been mentored by Jeff Deyo. Deyo has invested time and energy in pouring into Jonathan’s life, believing deeply in the calling and vision God has placed in him. Jonathan is not only guided by Deyo in the business aspect of the music industry but more importantly in having a strong, vibrant walk with God. His God-given gifts and talents have been stretched and pulled on for the purpose of affecting countless lives for the Kingdom of God.

Jonathan Lee’s vision and goal is first and foremost to lift up the name of Jesus so that all people might be drawn to God, as stated in John 12:32. His desire is to worship the King of kings with all of his heart and his life with the hope of leading people to the true heart of God. He is completely consumed with a passionate love for God, and there is no doubt when you hear his music and experience his worship leading that this young worshiper is truly set apart.

This Winter Jonathan Lee (JLee) will release his first full length cd, which will feature “Beautiful King,” a new song which you can listen to the demo now at his site. This song has taken a strong movement at conferences, festivals and youth events this summer.

We at Innovative Ministry Leader have seen and heard samples of this new album and anticipate it to be one of the biggest releases for 2009. 

Team IML

Brenton Brown’s New Album









Brenton Brown “Because of Your Love” Album Review

We received an advance copy of Brenton Brown’s new cd “Because of Your Love.” This is an excellent follow up from Brenton’s first cd, which included the popular single “Everlasting God” and many more. First off let me start by saying I have seen Brenton and his team and they are pure Worship Leaders at heart, and have a deep passion to Worship God with all that they have. 

The cd starts off with the title track “Because of Your Love,” which is a great power anthem that is easy to pick up. It basically give’s God the thanks for all he has done for us. This is a great opening song for a Worship set, that will have voices raised. The third song on the record is “Adoration,” which feature Leeland Mooring. All I can say is THANK YOU, for finally putting a Worship Song out that is not the typical sound of everything that is out in the Worship Market. It has a unique feel, but is extremely easy to play and will have many joining in worship. One of the most powerful songs on the cd is “Amazing God,” which is yet another powerful anthem of how great God is. It has a catchy chorus that is great for congregational worship. The cd overall has many creative sounds, that makes it unique and one of a kind. 

This is definitely an album that all of us at Innovative Ministry Leader recommend. Brenton has a lot of strong collaboration, writing with Paul Baloche, Matt Maher, and others on this record. It is super easy to learn and incorporate into your ministry or church. The album is now available through Itunes. It has no official release date for stores yet but we will update as soon as we hear.