Worship Leader Brandon Lake Reflects on Life-Changing Impact of 'The Chosen' and Collaborates on Christmas Special

Worship leader Brandon Lake said the TV show “The Chosen” has made a significant impact on him and his wife.

“‘The Chosen’ changed my life,” Lake told CBN Digital in an interview with series creator Dallas Jenkins. “I remember me and my wife watching it, about to turn in for the night, and when He entered the scene, it was as if Jesus walked into our bedroom. The glory of God filled our bedroom in such a crazy way through the TV.

“I remember being speechless for probably 10 minutes; it felt like an hour,” the singer added. “[I] didn’t say a thing, and it was like bringing the Word from black and white into full color.”

Lake’s song “Gratitude” has been featured in the show. In December 2021, “Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers” was released as a holiday special in theaters. The special included a performance of “Gratitude” by Lake.

“‘Gratitude’ just went to the top of the charts,” the singer-songwriter said. “And God has just been breathing on it ever since, and I get to tour this song and sing it with thousands of people, and it’s just really cool that ‘The Chosen’ had such a huge part to play in really just one of the main worship songs that the nation is singing now.

“I didn’t think it was necessarily a really special song or a big song,” the worship leader said of “Gratitude.” “But sometimes God brings other people into your life that see things that you don’t yourself, and that is the story of this song. Dallas saw something in this song.”

Jenkins and Lake are partnering again this Christmas season for an upcoming Christmas special, “The Chosen: Holy Night.” The special will feature new performances from Lake and acclaimed singers Andrea and Matteo Bocelli.

“[Leading worship] is my calling, and I won’t stop doing it until He says to stop,” Lake said.

“The Chosen: Holy Night” will debut in theaters on Dec. 12.


Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.

 

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