a-step-fwd-uk-christian-chartIt seems unbelievable that an American could be on the forefront of Russia’s worship and youth revival movement, considering what is in         the news and current political climate with Russia. Here is the good news: Today’s evangelical Russian church is thriving and a generation that was reached with the gospel in the 1990s are now leaders of a revival that is sweeping Eastern Europe.

Philip Renner, American missionary, worship leader, speaker, revivalist, award-winning recording artist and songwriter is at the forefront of this revival and leads Renner Worship and Renner Worship Music. With offices in Tulsa, OK, Nashville, TN, and Moscow, Russia, Phillip is part of a thriving missions aastepfwd-uk-chart-renner-storynd music ministry in former U.S.S.R and now U.S.

Renner Worship’s new project “Anthology: Songs for Revival” and anthem “We Cry Out” was birthed out of this worship mission’s calling of revival. Philip is the first national Russian language touring worship artist, teaching youth and churches how to create their own original worship in their church and city with a foundation of fasting and prayer. It is a unique calling for an American to be considered the ‘father of the modern worship movement in Russia and neighboring countries’.

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The Power of Worship

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. 

— Psalm 9:1-3
Nothing upsets the devil more than when you praise God in a bad situation. It seems like everything is hopeless — but instead of giving up, you thank God for giving you the victory. That takes faith! renner-9-22

I remember I was
about to lead praise and worship when I got the call from my wife Ella:“Our daughter is dying.” It was about 30 seconds before I got on stage. I felt like there was no reason to worship. I wanted to drop everything and run to the hospital. Ella told m
e, “Philip, you will not make it! It’s too far;
there is too much traffic. All you can do is pray.

Those words encouraged me. I got on stage, and the first two songs I was speaking to myself.“Give the Lord a shout of praise!” I was jumping and shouting — and I looked like a nut because no one else in the hall was jumping and shouting with me! It was very dead in that roo

m — but I didn’t care. I was going to praise the Lord, regardless of who was praising with me! As I was praising, I heard a voice in my head say, You are acting. You’re wearing a mask now! You are a hypocrite and a fake. But I just ignored the voice!

When you put a smile on your face and praise God in tough situations, that’s not hypocrisy —that’s faith. Praising God even when you don’t feel like it is true worship. Praising God only when you feel like it — only when things are looking good — is hypocrisy. It is actually a clear sign that you don’t really trust that what God says is true, regardless of what circumstances looks like.

After about 20 minutes of deliberate, intense praise, I forgot about my daughter. You might say, “That is selfish!” I believe that was actually the opposite of selfish, because I was tapping into God’s way of deliverance for my daughter. The only way out of the situation was for me to look to Jesus and ignore the situation.

I finished leading worship, and I remembered about Mia and Ella. I called them, knowing a miracle had taken place. The doctors were shocked when they saw Mia. They expected a little girl who was near death to come in, but as I’d been worshiping, God did a miracle! Mia started jumping, laughing, and playing, right there in the hospital! It was nothing short of a miracle. That is the power of worship in a horrible situation!

King Jehoshaphat also understood this principle. When five kings were up against him, first he and the whole nation fasted. Then Jehoshaphat thanked God for the victory. And finally, he went out to fight by sending out the praise and worship leaders to the front line of the battlefield. Sounds like a crazy idea — but it worked!

And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever. 

—  2 Chronicles 20:21   

As a result, instead of having to fight the enemy, God caused the enemy forces to get in strife with each other until they killed each other off! Not a single person remained. Later God rewarded King Jehoshaphat for trusting him in an impossible situation.

And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much. 

— 2 Chronicles 20:17-25 

Maybe you are in a situamaxresdefaulttion similar to Jehoshaphat. You may feel like your whole world is crumbling down around you. That means it is time to turn on prais
e and worship music, dance before the Lord, and thank Him for the victory! God is the same yesterday, today and forever. If He did it for King Jehoshaphat and if He did it for me, then He will do it for you!

One of my favorite hymns is “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” The words are so powerful. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus; look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”

That is so true! When you are in a bad situation, it doesn’t do you any good to concentrate and worry about the problem. Turn your eyes on Jesus. When you realize what an amazing God we serve, you will realize that He is absolutely able to take care of any difficulty you are facing right now. So start praising God for the answer, knowing that He inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). He will intervene in your situation! He will show you His salvation.  




Join us for a Praise the Lord taping, hosted by Jason Crabb, with special guests Philip Renner, Jean Watson and ptl10-17-16-ad-1024x843Alan Powell.  Enjoy 1,200 free seats (first come, first seated).  No ticket needed. Doors open at 6pm and taping begins at 7pm.

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Darren tylerDarren Tyler, Pastor Conduit Church, Director Conduit Mission,  former manager of leading Christian artist-  Kutless.  “RennerWorship” is truly a worship experience!  It’s powerful live worship, un mistable family calling to missions and ministry that changes lives- so needed for today’s church,  youth to adults to ignite a spark of revival.   I recommend you have RennerWorship at your church or event.


Philip Renner Worship Series Pic 1Nashville, TN-RennerWorship recording artist, Philip Renner just began recording an audio book series on Worship recently at Red Room Studios.  The series will cover several subjects like Praise & Worship Power, Teaching on Greeting & Worship, Leading the People, Musicians, as well as Key & Melody just to name a few.   Continue reading →


harvestTulsa, OK-RennerWorship Recording Artist, Worship Leader, Speaker, Philip Renner will be appearing on “The Harvest Show” which airs on the LeSEA Broadcasting Network reaching over 115 Million homes world-wide; Thursday February 25th 9am CST/10am EST. “The Harvest Show” is the #2 rated international programs on Christian television today; and is the flagship production on the LeSEA Broadcasting Network and World Harvest Television via satellite. Continue reading →


Philip Renner Pic 1Nashville, TN-Life-Line Worldwide has opened a management division with the first signing, Philip Renner of Philip Renner Ministries and  #RennerWorship who is a worship leader, speaker, award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and producer who has been ministering full-time in Russia and countries in the former Soviet Union since he was 15 years old. For years now, Philip along-side his family have been serving as the Youth Ministers at the Moscow Good News Church, founded and pastored by his father, Rick Renner. Continue reading →


PRenner Web Pic 3Don’t get stuck where you are!

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.” — Romans 12:2 Continue reading →