23 May Discipling Through Worship
Christ’s final commission was to make disciples “as you go.” What does that look like in today’s context? Michael talks with Carl Cartee, songwriter/artist/worship leader, about making disciples through the avenue of worship.
About Carl Cartee
Carl Cartee wrote his first song at the age of 7, considering music more of a second language than an acquired skill. His catalog of songs and studio albums have garnered him a Dove award as well as tracks on the albums of artists including Elevation Worship, Laura Story, Aaron Schust, Selah, Jaci Valesquez, Big Daddy Weave, The Martins, NewSpring Worship, Finding Favour, LifeWay Worship, The Gaither Vocal Band, Rory & Joey, The Oakridge Boys, FFH, Travis Cottrell and over 150 songs cut by other artists.
A life that started playing music and leading worship in the local church fostered a deep affection the Church and for writing songs for her to sing. No matter where the road leads, it’s never far away from a place to serve and give in the body of Christ. Carl has written and recorded thirteen albums over the last 18 years and performed with artists Third Day, Mercy Me, Steven Curtis Chapman but is most grateful to lead and serve on the staff of Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, TN as Director of Worship Development and to found the Inspire Worship Conference, an annual event that trains and equips church worship leaders.
Carl’s ministry would be incomplete without his wife, Heather. Their family motto, “together is better”, led them to do whatever it took to stay close and share life together. Early in their marriage, Heather quit her job, joined Carl and became the perfect addition to the music. They’ve been at it for over 17 years. Their ministry of leading worship, writing songs and mentoring musicians has taken them all over the world together and their family has grown to include a mighty tribe of four boys, Oak, Ezra, Abe and Ike.