Contemporary Gospel Music: 5 Christian Songs To Enjoy At Any Time Of The Year

Date December 26, 2017

There are many Christian songs. Many of them have gained popularity both in the United States and all over the world. Yet, there are a few gospel artists who always stand out.

The following are five of them that you may check.

Shelly E. Johnson

The Georgia born Christian music star is not only a singer but also a worship leader. She graduated from Belmont University where she studied Commercial Music.

She is popularly known for her album, Your Kingdom Come, and her extended play, Power of the Cross.

The worship leader did a LIVE performance of the song in 2014. The event took place at FBC Woodstock on September 21, 2014, and was a blast!

You can watch the performance below to have a feel of what it was like.

Chris Tomlin

He is also a singer and worship leader who started his career in his early years. After falling terribly ill and becoming bedridden in his early teenage years, Chris learned to play the guitar on his sick bed.


Upon recovery, he took up the music and became one of the most successful music artists in the United States.

He is known for several hit songs, namely “Our God”, “How Great Is Our God”, “Amazing Grace”, and several others too. He is the current worship leader of Passion City Church in Atlanta and sold over 7 million records already.

In the video below, Chris sings “How Great Is Our God” in Russian and other foreign languages! It’s definitely a song you want to listen to.

Pastor Mark Hall And Casting Crowns

Back in 1999, Pastor Mark started a music band called Casting Crowns. The band has grown to be known as a Christian rock and contemporary music group.

He also worked as a youth minister in the First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Florida. The group has so far won a Dover Award and Grammy Award.


One of their hit songs titled “Praise You in The Storm” has done so well online. Just like the title supposes, the song talks about praising God when things aren’t going as smoothly as they suppose.

You might want to listen to it for yourself below.

Chris Quilala

Known for playing Christian pop music and contemporary worship, Chris is a worship leader and member of the Jesus Culture band. He has been a part of the said group since 1996 when he was only 14 years old.


In 2008, the band released an album titled “Your Love Never Fails” and featured the 35-year-old gospel singer there.

Those who love Christian pop would totally fall in love with his performance of the same song right below. Chris just has a way of sounding so heavenly and getting us in that mood of worship.

Jared Anderson

According to, Jared is described as,

one of the most “one of the most distinct and celebrated voices in modern worship

His songs are performed in churches all around the United States and internationally as well. Speaking about his background in music, Jared once said:

I grew up playing the piano in church and singing in youth meetings. But by the time I was in college, I saw my music going in a different direction.

Though he later began to distance himself from the church, he said at some point, he began to feel God’s leading to write Christian songs.

In one of his songs titled “Great I Am”, he demonstrates his vocal dexterity and ability to sing songs that help believers all over the world truly worship God. You can listen below and sing along if you know the song.

What do you think about these artists and their songs?

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