“My heart’s deepest desire is to know God and to fulfill His plan for my life. I love to worship Him. Worship sets the atmosphere for the tangible presence of God to descend upon us and heal and touch our hearts.” – Jeff Walthall
Worship pastor, husband, father, and lover of music all describe who Jeff Walthall is. Spending 20+years in musical environments have developed and shaped Walthall into a dynamic worship leader poised to serve as a conduit of the Gospel through his unique musical offering. Walthall’s passion for transforming lives through music has readied him to make an indelible mark.
Jeff Walthall grew up in central Virginia in a musically inclined family. The youngest of four children, he was surrounded by music and great spiritual influences at a young age. It was evident early on that God had a very unique plan for Jeff’s life. Both his father and brother served as choir directors at their local church and were accomplished musicians. Walthall looked up to them and felt a strong desire to also use his musical gift to create music that honored God. Walthall grew up being heavily involved in his local church and music ministry. He sang with the church choir, assisted with music, and worked to perfect his musical gifts. Walthall also assisted with his local church’s independent recording with some of the engineering on the project, further developing his ear and understanding of musical production. While attending The University of Virginia Walthall served as the music director for the 100 voice university gospel choir called the “Black Voices”. Walthall attributes learning about a myriad of new cultures to his collegiate experience. This ultimately prepared him for later on in life when he would be leading a multicultural congregation into worship at his local church. All of these experiences helped groom Walthall’s sound and keenness for life impactful music. Some of Walthall’s musical influences include: Fred Hammond, Judith McAllister, William McDowell, Darwin Hobbs, and Eddie James.
Being exposed to new people, cultures, and ways of thinking helped Walthall gain a greater perspective of Acts 1:8 which says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” God developed a desire in Walthall to elevate his worship of God in a manner that would connect ALL people to the heart of God. For the past 19 years, Walthall has served as the Worship Leader for Capital Community Church located in the sprawling suburbs of Northern Virginia. Walthall is committed to reaching multicultural audiences worldwide.
In 2015 Walthall embarked on a journey to create a musical project that would minister to a bevy of audiences, and draw people to experience intimate worship experiences. Walthall collaborated with noted Stellar Award winning producer Dana Sorey (Tye Tribbett, Jason Nelson, Marvin Sapp, Anthony Brown&Group TherAPy) on his first live recording “More Of You”. The project was recorded in Ashburn, VA at Capital Community Church. Some standout songs on the project include: “More of You” a ballad that speaks to a need for more of God, “No One Else Like You” penned by Walthall and his wife is a mid-tempo track that describes the awesome attributes of God, and “You Are God” an anthemic hymn with a gripping declarative message. “More Of You” is a live worship album that is designed to create synergy between believers and God through musical worship.
Jeff Walthall has garnered many opportunities to share his gift. Walthall has been a featured soloist for the Heart of Worship Music Conference for several years. He has shared the stage with Gospel contemporaries such as: Shawn Bigby, Bryan Pound, Sunday Best Winner Dathan Thigpen, and noted musicians Parris Bowens (Tye Tribbett, Israel & New Breed), and Ron Rawls (Mandisa). Walthall quickly earned the reputation of being a dynamic worship leader at his local church and amongst the DC, Maryland, Virginia areas. God has used Walthall’s musical gift to speak life into the hearts of people. Being sensitive to the move of God, Walthall constantly looks for opportunities to allow the presence of God to penetrate the atmosphere– and allow the saints to bask in God’s glory. Walthall has been favored to minister all around the US and has also led worship and taught workshops internationally.
Jeff is married to his beautiful wife Karen Walthall. Together they are raising 3 wonderful children: Collin, Shiya, and Dustin. As parents, their mission has been to teach their children to love and honor God and to do all they can to advance God’s kingdom. He has a passion for seeing lives transformed through the sharing of his heart through the music he sings. Jeff Walthall has the unique ability to connect with people from differing cultures through music. This has helped him realize the broad impact music can have in drawing many cultures to seeking a sincere relationship with Jesus Christ.
With so many songs in today’s Christian music scene, it seems that few specifically mention the name of Jesus. This song off of Jeff Walthall’s debut album is an Apostolic Anthem that uplifts the heart and directs praise and worship to the one who truly deserves it, Jesus. This wonderful song will have everyone in your congregation worshipping along in no time. The melody, the musical hook, the dynamics, all work together beautifully to bring this amazing song to life! We know that you will love just as much as we do!
This song is an awesome up-tempo song that everyone can get behind. It’s message is clear and concise and celebrates the redeeming power of Christ! It’s vocal harmonies will blow you away as the three parts work together to bring a dynamic feel to the entire song! The music is on point from beginning to end. The final bridge of the song is one of best put together sections of a song that I’ve heard in some time. You, your music department, and church wil love this song! Adding it to your set lists is a win-win situation!