In a world where the modern-day Church is struggling to experience true unity in worship, Shelly E. Johnson is a worship leader & songwriter with a heartfelt combination of musical excellence and spiritual authenticity who is passionate about bringing generations together in worship. Shelly is a worship leader at North Point Community Church, a 36,000 strong, multi-campus church in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. She is married to the love of her life Jack and a mom to three-year-old daughter Mary Carson. Most well-known for writing the powerful worship anthem “Power of the Cross”, which has been recorded by Natalie Grant, Steve Green and is being used in churches worldwide, Shelly has served as worship leader alongside Beth Moore, Tony Nolan, Andy Stanley, and toured North America with renowned Irish Hymn-writers Keith & Kristyn Getty.
Truly the voice of an angel, in July 2018 Shelly released perhaps her most powerful song to date entitled “Home“. It’s a soul-stirring anthem with a cinematic flair that reminds all of us how vital it is to find our identity in Our Heavenly Father alone, that He is the One who gives us a home, a place to belong, a place to rest and be truly free.
In October 2017, Shelly released her stunning new Christmas album Christmas Is Beautiful and completed her first nationwide Christmas Tour spanning 11 cities and reaching 11,500 people.
“When I was 14, my daddy died a week after Christmas. Because of that, our family endured many sad Christmases in the years that followed. It’s been an amazing journey watching God restore joy to our family over the years and once again making Christmas beautiful. I know Christmas can be a hard, sad time for so many people, so my hope for my new album “Christmas Is Beautiful” is that it will be a fresh reminder of the faithfulness of God,” explained Shelly.
Worship music is not a career choice, it’s a calling, and it’s one that Worship Artist Shelly E. Johnson has embraced with joyful surrender. She has a gift for writing songs that can lift a congregation closer to the Throne and a heart for serving God that makes her one of the most anointed young worship leaders of her generation.
After releasing her independent album Mosaic of Grace in 2009, Shelly signed her first publishing and recording deal with LifeWay Worship in February 2011. Her debut EP Power of the Cross released in August 2012, in partnership with Maranatha! Music, with the lead single “All Things Beautiful” impacting Christian radio formats.
In September 2014, Shelly’s full-length worship album Your Kingdom Come released worldwide through LifeWay Worship, in partnership with Elevate Entertainment.
In January 2016, Shelly released her follow up worship album entitled Measureless, with the lead-off single “Loved Me First” hitting the #1 spot at Christian Radio the first month.
Less than six months later, in June 2016, Shelly released her first live worship album, Christ Be Everything (LIVE), recorded and filmed at 1971 Sounds in Atlanta, GA.
Shelly spends her time writing songs, serving as a worship leader at her home church, and traveling the country striving to build the Kingdom of God through her music. Shelly and her husband Jack have been married for thirteen years and currently live in Woodstock, GA, along with their daughter Mary Carson.