Bethel Music CEO, Joel Taylor resigns

The Chief Executive Officer of Bethel Music, Joel Taylor, has resigned from his position. The worship ministry, which is an extension of the charismatic Bethel Church in Redding, California, United States, has grown in popularity over the years.

Taylor, in a social media post, announced his resignation. He said, “After 13 wonderful and challenging years, I’ve resigned as CEO of Bethel Music. When we founded the label, we knew God was going to use us to build something special, but God’s plan was even bigger than our dreams — and we had big dreams.”

“We had no investment capital and minimal support, so with the little revenue we had, I hired a part-time bookkeeper and got an intern. At that time, the music industry was in a downward spiral and labels were doing massive layoffs.

“As we tried to create our own label, we were told we could never do it on our own. They didn’t play worship on the radio back then and they told us we wouldn’t ever be on the radio. When we wanted to bring worship to the world on tour, we were told people wouldn’t host us. We had to listen to God and believe in our hearts the ‘impossible’ could happen, and it did.”

He added that he encountered a lot of distractions, plans and opportunities. However, God showed him the essence of love. Also, he noted that the next plan for him is to love God, oneself, and to show others love.

He said, “There’s so much noise and distraction out there and it’s easy to get lost in it. I have a lot of plans and opportunities in front of me, but Jesus showed us that the greatest call is to love God, to love yourself, and to love people, and this is what I’m going to do next.”

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