Michael Bethany: Balancing Excellence and Identity

  • Written By 
  • Josh Kluge

Michael Bethany

Ever felt like the ideas of “excellence” and “authenticity” are at odds with one another? Our guest, Michael Bethany, definitely knows the tension.

In this episode, we talk with Michael Bethany about how the unhealthy approach to excellence has blinded us from its true intention.

We’ll also explore strategies to achieve excellence without sacrificing your identity in the process.

Tune into the episode and discover what “true” excellence looks like.

Rediscover the beauty of working hard for a goal without sacrificing your own well-being along the way.

Michael Bethany’s Bio

Michael Bethany, a Stellar Award-nominated songwriter and two-time BMI Christian Song Award recipient, has made significant contributions to the music industry. Notably, his talent shines in collaborations with renowned artists such as Fred Hammond, Tamela Mann, Leeland Mooring, Kirk Franklin, and Marvin Sapp. His expertise and passion lie in curating multicultural worship experiences that foster an overflow of intimacy with God.

In fact, his independent album, Yours Forever, debuted impressively at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. With over 19 million views on YouTube alone, Michael Bethany’s impactful music videos have captivated audiences worldwide.

Where is he now?

Currently based at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, Michael Bethany leads dynamic worship at various services and conferences. His profound influence extends beyond live performances, as he has been featured on notable television networks like TBN and Daystar. Michael’s dedication to mentoring and empowering worship ministries has touched the lives of individuals globally. Originally from St. Louis, MO, he now calls Fort Worth, TX his home, where he resides with his wife, Chavon, and their two sons.

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