Bethel Music: Jeremy Riddle: (USA-revival)
Jeremy M. Riddle (born October 18, 1977 in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey) is a Christian musician, songwriter, and worship leader. On March 6, 2007, his debut album, Full Attention, was released. The album includes the song « Sweetly Broken. »
Riddle is a former middle school youth pastor at the Anaheim Vineyard in Anaheim, California, a position he held for 6 years, as well as leading worship at the church. He took the position after a few years of playing in a mainstream band. Being in the position allowed for the inspiration with which he penned the songs that appear on Full Attention.
Riddle is married to Katie, and has five children. They reside in Redding, California.
Full Attention peaked the Billboard Top Christian and Gospel Albums Chart at #47, and the only single released from the album, « Sweetly Broken », peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Chart during a 20-week stay. However, the single has already grown to be a worship staple in churches and on Christian radio stations all over the United States.
In 2009, Riddle released his second studio album, The Now and Not Yet, through Varietal Records. Riddle has stated on his website that the reason for this album is to « [create] fresh expressions of worship that both exalt the Creator and encourage and enlighten the people of God. » The album has charted on two charts, the Billboard’s Hot Christian Albums format (peaking at #15) and on the Top Heatseekers (peaking at #11). The first single off the new album is « Bless His Name », written by Jeremy’s friend Tony Sanchez. The song charted on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs format, peaking at #36.
(Current as of September 2011) Jeremy is the worship community pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, CA where he frequently leads worship. Riddle’s newest album, « Furious » was released on September 20th 2011 to generally positive reviews.
- Beautiful Jesus (2003)
- Full Attention (2007)
- The Now and Not Yet (2009)
- Prepare the Way (2010)
- Be Lifted High (2011) (Bethel Live feat. Brian and Jenn Johnson)
- Furious (2011)
- The Loft Sessions (2012) (Bethel Music)
Our Father PART 1-2
On January 15, 2012, Gold dust (or as they call it, a glory cloud) appeared during worship time at Bethel Church.