In their own words, Jonathan & Emily Martin are a “short, traveling musical family.” They like to refer to themselves as “travel sized,” which is perfect because they have spent the last seven years traveling the country together leading worship and sharing the songs that they write.
Their ministry is called The Word in Worship, and their passion is to write songs out of what God is teaching them through the Word. With the belief that God’s Word is beautiful, powerful, life-giving and helpful, Jonathan & Emily love to use their craft of songwriting and singing to re-communicate the beauty that they discover in the Word of God. Many might make the mistake of believing that God’s Word is dull and boring; it’s Jonathan and Emily’s mission to awaken, through song, an awe of the God who makes Himself known to us through His Word.
With compelling melodies and voices, Jonathan and Emily seek to encourage the Church and share the Gospel through the powerful combination of the Word and song. Their full time ministry and calling is to share these songs and lead worship across the country for church events, camps, and even living rooms. Their concert events tend to have the flavor of a “musical Bible-study.” Sharing their stories of how God’s Word is impacting their lives sets a powerful and beautiful scene for the Word of God to then be sung into the hearts and minds of all who attend.
They have released three, five-song EPs over the last several years with another set to release in the near future. Their second EP Set Your Eyes was review and featured in Worship Leader Magazine and the song, "Set Your Eyes," from this project was also featured in the 2014 Easter edition of Song Discovery. In addition, their most recent project and song, "Not Our Home," has garnered attention from LifeWay Songs and was released in their 2016 compilation album, Songs of Faith, available exclusively at LifeWay Christian Stores.
To learn more about Jonathan and Emily or to bring them to your church, event, or Bible-study you can visit their website at www.jonathanandemilymartin.com.