Jonny Wright's Story...
“I grew up in a Christian home in Belfast, Northern Ireland with godly parents who introduced me to Jesus at a young age. I made a decision to trust Him at six years old. At around age eleven, I can remember thinking "if Christianity is true, then I need to dedicate my whole life to Christ." Around that time I picked up a guitar for the first time, and I was hooked! My teenage years were full of music as I developed on various instruments playing in bands and being involved in my local worship team. I was involved in the worship ministry in my church from an early age, being introduced to it by my brother who was a drummer at our church.
At age seventeen, I led worship and sang for the first time, since then I have been on a journey learning how to lead the Church in worship to the best of my ability. At eighteen, I sensed a call to full-time ministry and began a degree in theology in Belfast. I wanted to write songs, but I wanted to take time to get grounded theologically because I recognized the power that songs have in shaping our theology. After my undergraduate degree, I sensed a call into pastoral ministry and I wanted to get further training, specifically in preaching and teaching. The Lord then opened the door for me to go to Dallas Theological Seminary to pursue a ThM (Masters of Theology) in 2012. In May 2017, I graduated from from that degree along with my wife, Lyndsay, who also studied alongside me at DTS.
After graduation, we returned to Belfast and now serve at Newtownbreda Baptist Church. I serve as Associate Pastor of Worship and Young Adults. Lyndsay is also on staff will as a Children and Families worker in the church. I love writing songs for the local church to sing, it’s such a privilege to serve the body of Christ in this way. This year I’ll release my first professionally produced EP and I’m so excited to see how God uses these songs in the lives of others.
I love Christian music because it takes the powerful truths of God's Word and slips it past our defenses and into our hearts. There have been many times when I feel like I can't pray and I can't read the Bible. In those times worship music has reconnected my heart to God and refreshed my soul. That what I want to do for others; give them words to express their hearts to God in every season of the soul.”