Michael Neale


MichaelNeale WAW bio

As a Dove Award-Winning songwriter, Michael’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Rebecca St. James, Anthony Evans, Jr., Todd Agnew, and Phillips, Craig and Dean, to name a few.

Michael divides his time among leading worship in churches, songwriting, and being a featured leader and teacher at conferences around the country. In between his travels, Michael serves as Worship Pastor/Artist-in-Residence at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, where he lives with his wife Leah, and their three children Micah, Maisie, and Wyatt.

Michael is a veteran worship leader, artist, speaker, and author of two books: YOUR GREAT NAME and the Highly Acclaimed National Best-‐Seller, THE RIVER. His third book, INTO THE CANYON: a River Novel (The much anticipated follow up to THE RIVER) released in September of 2014 with Thomas Nelson, Inc.

The Art of Silence in the Creative Process

"Silence is the gold man. It’s just as important as playing. Let the groove inspire you. In this song, it isn’t about you and the piano, son; it’s about the groove and the melody in the saxes. Just let the space inspire you. Silence is vital in music. Sometimes it’s more about what you don’t play.”...

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