Martin Smith: Recovering Worship Fumbles & Fostering Holy Moments

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  • Josh Kluge

Martin Smith


The goal of every worship leader is to usher the congregation into powerful encounters with God, yet sometimes, small mistakes can disrupt that flow.

But in the hands of a skilled worship leader, unforeseen mishaps can become gateways to powerful encounters.

In this episode, Martin Smith shares his experiences of turning challenges into opportunities for deeper worship.

Learn how to alleviate the pressure on yourself and align with God’s purpose in every moment, especially when the unexpected occurs.

Martin Smith’s practical insights in this episode are invaluable tools for any worship leader looking to grow and mature in their ministry.

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Martin Smith’s Bio

Martin James Smith spent his early days as a sound engineer at ICC studios in Eastbourne, England. It was in this technical alcove that Martin’s true calling began to echo.

His Early Musical Career

The formation of The Cutting Edge with Stewart Smith and Tim Jupp in 1992 was just the beginning of Martin’s adventure. But a harrowing near-fatal car accident in 1995 truly turned the tide. Amidst the turmoil and recovery, Martin found a deeper purpose. This experience solidified his resolve to embrace music with his whole heart.

The Delirious? Journey

As the charismatic frontman of Delirious?, Martin Smith became a beacon of Christian rock and worship. The band’s anthems, like “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” and “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?”, became the soundtrack for a generation seeking Jesus. When Delirious? disbanded in 2009, it wasn’t just the end of an era; it was the beginning of a new chapter for Martin.

Martin’s Solo Career

Following the end of Delerious?, Martin continued to write anthems of worship for the people of God. Collaborating with giants like Chris Tomlin on tracks such as “God’s Great Dance Floor” showcased Martin’s knack for creating worship anthems that resonate across the globe.

Martin’s Family Life

At home, Martin’s life is as full and melodious as his music. Married to Anna and father to six, his life in Brighton, immersed in the community of St. Peter’s Church, is a testament to his commitment to family and faith. Martin’s latest single ‘Joy (What The World Calls Foolish)’ is a reflection of his journey—ever-evolving, always inspiring.

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