With the new release of his first full-length worship album, Joshua Seller is full steam ahead and backed up by one of the fastest church plant movements in the world, Harvest Bible Fellowship.
After the release of his "Passionate Reverence EP", which included 2009 scriptural song of the year, "song of the angels" and over 40 Christian radio stations add-ons, Joshua paired up with producer Matt Armstrong (Ed Cash, Chris Tomlin, Leeland) to record a full-length album that would both embody his style as an artist but more importantly his love for the lord and modern worship.
Based out of Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville, ON, (a six year church plant with almost 2000 attendees) worship leader and songwriter Joshua represents a breath of fresh air in both Canadian church-culture and the larger Christian music industry too. Seller is passionate about his art but also determined and mindful to eliminate ego from the equation.
But don't let his modesty fool you. Having opened for Casting Crowns on their 2009 Canadian tour, garnered mega-exposure for his song, "Song of the Angels" through CCLI, winning "Scriptural Song of the Year" at the 2009 GMA Canada Covenant Awards and last but definitely not least, finished in the Top 10 in the 2002 season of Canadian Idol®, Seller has definitely been a busy man.
"Through the Canadian Idol experience, God showed me a brief season of fame," Seller explains. "The whole time I thought I could serve both God and the World. But I was wrong." It was through releasing and touring a secular album that God revealed that no fame could buy happiness for Seller. "I remember getting to the point where I had to choose between Christ and the world. I chose Christ because He revealed His love and grace to me in such a way I could do nothing but choose Him."
Following these life changes, Seller found himself at Harvest Bible Chapel, a church where he would soon put down roots with his family. Serving there now as a full-time vocational worship leader, Seller's number one focus is writing songs for the church and leading services there.
His progressive sound is built around songs that move and build - from soft and intimate to big and exciting. Drawing inspiration from worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Bob Kauflin, and Kristian Stanfill, Joshua Seller is excited about being used as a Psalmist for our generation: Writing songs that God would allow the world to sing to Him.
Seller is passionate about the church, plain and simple. "The heart of why I write and sing is to make Jesus known and lead people into His presence." Whether with local congregations in Ontario or on larger stages through out North America, Joshua Seller's passionate songs and servant-heart will continue to inspire and draw people in closer and closer to where God is leading.