We got to speak with none other than Michael Bethany an amazing vocalist with deep understanding of quality of praise and worship. I watched this brother minister on countless occasions behind some of the most prominent singers in the industry and now the much awaited time has come. He is stepping into his own presentation of God. No more in the shadows God has thrust this man of God into the forefront. With the blessings of most of his peers. His new project will show you his diverse style and will usher in a move of God wherever you listen.
Yours Forever, the debut disc from Stellar Award nominated and BMI Award winning singer/songwriter Michael Bethany makes its debut at number 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. Yours Forever boasts the writings of Bethany coupled with assistance from Calvin Rodgers and Phillip Feaster. Bethany’s promotional dates continue throughout July and into the month of August with ministry dates at the Potters House Fort Worth, the Never Ending Worship Experience with Tasha Cobbs and Israel Houghton on August 13th in San Antonio and A Day of Worship alongside David Michael Wyatt on August 14th.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Michael accredits his love for music and performance to his family legacy. He got his start in his Father’s home church and quickly grew into an accomplished vocalist, songwriter and performer. Michael developed his passion for praise and worship while singing, directing and arranging music for churches and events throughout the city. After years of cutting his teeth locally – being featured in television performances with many national artists, Michael was invited to join Tyler Perry to appear as David in the hit stage play I Can do Bad All By Myself. He continued his career producing, singing, writing and traveling for concert performances including appearances on national television networks such as TBN & Daystar. After relocating to Dallas, TX in 2005, Michael joined Fred Hammond as a lead vocalist, producer, songwriter and the General Manager for FHammond Family Entertainment Inc. (FHFE). He has been privileged to cowriter on numerous songs including the radio hit They That Wait, winning a Stellar Nomination and a BMI Christian Song Award. Michael is also proud to add to his body of work projects such as Fred Hammond’s Free to Worship CD and Live DVD, Love Unstoppable, the Warehouse Worship concert series (now available on DVD), Life In the Word CD and Christmas…Who Needs It -the movie. He is also featured as a lead vocalist and co-producer on Fred Hammond’s latest CD project God Love and Romance. He’s had the honor of singing and recording albums with Legends in gospel music such as Marvin Sapp’s Best in Me and Kirk Franklin’s Grammy award winning Hello Fear. Michael currently serves as the Music/Worship Director of the thriving ministry, Highpoint Church, with Pastors Gary and April Simons in Arlington, TX., where he continues living out his heart’s passion of impacting, inspiring and developing worshippers. With performing on the road, around the globe and working in his local ministry, Michael is definitely committed to creating and sharing quality music , and empowering his present generation through Word inspired messages and songs.