The newest face of the acapella group Pentatonix is a former minister’s kid who wasted no time in finding a home church when he moved to Los Angeles to join the quintet.
That church, subsequently, wasted little time in getting him to join its worship team.
Matt Sallee has been the bass singing “deep voice” in Pentatonix since 2017, when he joined it and began touring the U.S. and then the world with the famous group. And although Pentatonix remains his primary gig – he’s on the road six months out of the year – he sings with the worship team at Expression 58 church in Glendale, Calif., when home.
That worship team, known simply as E58 Worship, released its inaugural worship album, Make Way, this month. It was recorded live.
Sallee grew up singing and helping lead worship in churches. His father is a music minister.
“I actually believe that God sent me to this church,” Sallee told Christian Headlines, referencing Expression 58. “… I remember walking in the church and just feeling this huge rushing wind of the Holy Spirit. It’s something I can’t even explain. It was so incredible. And I just remember watching, worshipping and being so immediately engaged in worship and free from all stigmas of what worship really means.
“I really didn’t necessarily want to be a part of the worship team at first because, you know, I’m still adjusting. I’m joining this new group [Pentatonix]. But God had other plans, and almost immediately I was involved into the [church] culture, into the team. And it was so intentional, and I’m so grateful.”
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Source: Christian Headlines