about matt papa

Matt Papa is a recording artist, songwriter, worship leader, teacher and author whose heart longs to see people from every corner of the world set ablaze by the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. 

Matt has produced and released nine albums and has ministered all over the world with his band. Over the years he has ministered alongside gifted communicators such as John Piper, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Kirk Cameron, Tim Keller, David Platt, Steven Furtick, David Nasser, JD Greear and many more.

Matt is currently playing concerts, events,  conferences, camps, and is also teaching songwriting workshops.

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Matt Papa is a man on a mission…He has been undone by the soul-piercing glory of Jesus Christ and wants everyone who comes near to join together in worshiping Him…”   

- Bob Kauflin, Director of Sovereign Grace Music 


“I believe Matt is the greatest songwriter of our generation. When I listen to his music, I know that he has beheld something I want to behold....I honestly don’t know of anyone who has taught me more about worship than Matt Papa.” 

- J. D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church


Matt Papa cares about the glory of God, and you can sense that zeal. He also cares about you and me getting to grips with that glory. Sometimes as preacher, sometimes as prophet, sometimes as pastor, Matt guides us  with kindness, seriousness, and love--for God's greater glory and our greater good.  

- Matt Redman, songwriter and worship leader


“I have known Matt since he was about 17 years old and through all these years I have had great respect for his maturity, passion and desire to exalt Christ in all he is and all he does. It is great to have him leading with us.” 

  - J. Roger Davis, President - Student Life