How Jenn Johnson founded Bethel MusicHow Jenn Johnson founded Bethel Music

Jenn Johnson spent years studying to become an aerobics teacher and a preschool teacher. Eventually, she found that God had a different path for her.

Jenn has always loved going to Church and never thought she’ll one day become a Pastor. However, she credits a summer camp as the place where she started to learn Jesus’ teachings and accepted Him as her Savior.

It’s interesting to see how sometimes God can take us to a very different path. Let’s take a deep dive into Jenn Johnson’s life, her music career, and how she came to be the co-founder of Bethel Music.

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Early Life & Achievements

Jennifer Louise Rock Johnson is an American Christian worship singer, songwriter, music producer, and worship pastor.

Born on April 15, 1982, in Eureka, California, Jennifer Rock was raised by her parents Ronald Rock and Sandra Brown.

Senior Pastor Bill Johnson, from the charismatic wing of evangelical protestant Christianity, is Jenn’s father-in-law.

She’s a co-founder of Bethel Music and is married to worship artist Brian Johnson. She is best known for her vocal contributions to the Christian Worship genre, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other singers.

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Jenn has done a lot, She started as a worshiper, and now she’s the Senior Pastor of Worship at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Jenn also co-founded WorshipU, which does online teaching on worship under Bethel Music.

Johnson and his wife, Jenn Johnson, were introduced as new senior worship pastors at Bethel Church in 2000.

The couple was offered a job at Bethel church, with only 30 members and now it’s said the Johnsons have had an influence on how churches worship. The job was offered after Jenn’s studies at Bethel School of Ministry, which she completed in 1999.

Jenn says that Bethel has given her life direction and taught her to rely on God. She feels it was the best decision she made in her life.

Brian & Jenn Johnson, released their first studio album ‘Undone’ in 2001. Shortly after that one came out, they released a live album ‘We Believe’ in 2006.

We Believe charted at No. 48 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart, becoming their first entry. On September 30th, 2008, Where You Go I Go was released via Ion Records and received a positive reception from critics and fans alike.

2011 saw the release of Bethel Music and Jenn Johnson’s “Come to Me” as the lead single of Bethel Music’s live album, The Loft Sessions. The song peaked at number 14 on the US Christian Digital Songs Sales Chart.

Bethel Music has released over 15 Christian albums since its inception.

The couple has also released one studio album, ‘After All These Years’ (2017), which debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number 21. Jenn Johnson has also featured on many Bethel Music albums.

The couple also released one studio album, which is entitled ‘After All These Years’, released in 2017. It debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 21 and Jenn Johnson has been featured on a number of Bethel Music albums too.

Jenn’s youngest son, Ryder Moses, was adopted in 2017 and was the inspiration behind her song “Goodness of God.”

Jenn and her husband, Brian, have written many popular Bethel Music songs. Some of the well-known ones are “Forever” and “No Longer Slaves”.

Jenn makes sure that all of the people that come to WorshipU are seekers who take every opportunity to explore their connection with God. Jenn’s husband Brian helps to make WorshipU a place where everyone can worship and be free from shame.

Besides her work with Bethel Music, she also has an album called Windows, which came out under her own record label Jenn Johnson.

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She performed with Bethel Music at concerts featuring artists such as Kari Jobe.


Jenn Johnson has been integral to the production of over fifteen albums that have had a huge influence on evangelical Christian worship music.

The Johnson family is committed to raising healthy families, cultivating communities, and fostering unity in worship leaders from around the globe.

Jenn and Brian are firm believers that whatever plans God has for you, can’t be taken away by anyone.

The mother of four has said that she’s now passionate about worshipping and pursuing intimacy with God, faith, and community.

Jenn strives to create a community that recognizes their worth in order to pursue intimacy with God.

She is a strong proponent of living a lifestyle built on vulnerability, faithfulness, and connection to the community.

Brian and Jenn reside in Redding, California, with their four wonderful children, Haley, Téa, Braden, and Ryder Moses. They continue to speak and lead worship at home and around the world.

So, let us know in the comment section what do you think about Jenn Johnson’s life?