My favourite worship leader is Matt Maher. Among the many reasons why (in no particular order): he’s a brilliant musician, he’s an intelligent writer and storyteller, he has a profound understanding of church, he’s a lot of fun to be around, he’s Catholic, he’s Canadian, he’s been a long-time friend to both the Archdiocese of Vancouver and to me, and we’re the same age.
Among his many endearing and inspiring qualities is his humility. He always ensures that the worship is about Him and not him. I’ve seen him leading 18,000 youth in spirited praise only to quietly walk off the stage without fanfare so as to not interrupt the worship. Matt doesn’t need the adulation…and when he does receive it he is quick to direct it all to God.
Matt literally and figuratively becomes invisible when he leads worship. And it’s a beautiful thing.