Brandon Lake: ‘Step Out of Fear and Into Faith’

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Brandon Lake: ‘Step Out of Fear and Into Faith’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian artist Brandon Lake is encouraging worship leaders to “[look] for the Lord in everything.”

“If I had any encouragement for a young worship leader, first of all, I would say you have to step out of fear and into faith,” he said in a conversation with fellow Christian artist Phil Wickham. “There’s never a moment that I’m stepping into something, if you want to call it spontaneous or prophetic, that I am not terrified.”

Wickham replied, “What would stepping out in faith be if there’s not some fear to step out over?” 

Lake then explained the importance of creating “storehouses” of God’s word, saying, “Every day, working that muscle, looking for ideas, looking for the Lord in everything…creating a storehouse of ideas and really just feeding constantly on inspiration, feeding constantly on the word of God so that it becomes so deep.”

“I look back and go, ‘I have no idea how I did that,’ and it’s because of two things,” Lake continued. “One, it’s not me, it’s the Lord. It’s the spirit of God. But then two, it’s because it came from a deep-rooted well…you teach yourself to see inspiration as potential seeds of things that can minister to people.”   

Lake not only ministers to people through his music; he is about to release a children’s book, “Little Lion Lungs: A Story About the Gift of Gratitude,” which he co-wrote with his wife Brittany. 

“There’s nothing more important to us than having a family that worships together, and this book is more than just a story— it’s an invitation for you to worship as a family,” the couple wrote of the book on Instagram. 

Lake is also preparing to co-host this year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards alongside Sadie Robertson Huff. He received nominations for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Make Artist of the Year and Worship Song of the Year. 

In a post celebrating his nominations, Lake wrote, “Regardless of how you vote, one thing I can confidently say is, I have had an amaaaaaazing year and all glory to God! So grateful!”

Movieguide® previously reported on Lake’s career:

Grammy award-winning artist Brandon Lake opened up with the Rock Church about finding fame during the pandemic with his hit song, “Graves Into Gardens.”

“I think that I am still catching up to when people come up to me and they’re like, ‘Man, your music has changed my life.’ Like it feels like every single time is just still surprising to me,” he began.

“I grew up in the church. My dad’s a pastor,” Lake said of his childhood. “I grew up in a church plant in dirty Myrtle, Myrtle Beach, and we planted a church. I’ve just always been a part of the church, and so when I fell in love with songwriting, it was just always for the church, and I’m still a local church guy, and so for any of the stuff that’s branched outside my local church, it’s just blown my mind.”

“But the ‘Graves Into Gardens’ kind of happened through my passion for songwriting,” he added. “I’d been going to Atlanta a ton, writing songs with this group of people that would later become Maverick City. That led to me talking about a songwriting deal with Bethel Music. Wrote with them, and then they were like, ‘Hold on. We think there’s more here.’ So, they invited me to be an artist with them on their Collective.”

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