MICHAEL BETHANY

Tenor

Getting to Know Me More

How would your friends describe you?
They’d probably say I was “crazy” or “funny.” I always provide comic relief and love to get people laughing. It just comes naturally to me!

What can you always be found with?
A song on my lips! I sing everyday, all the time. My father used to get on to me because I would sing all day and all night. That’s just a part of who I am and what I’ve been doing my entire life.

How many siblings do you have? Are you the oldest, youngest, or a middle child?
I have six siblings and I’m a middle child. For a little while, I was the youngest. But then my brother came along and had to spoil it!

What song hits you with a wave of nostalgia every time you hear it?
Back in the day, Fred Hammond had this group called Commissioned. The first record I remember listening to as a kid was their album, Go Tell Somebody. When I grew up, I actually met Fred and sang with him for about 10 years!

What technological innovation has had the biggest impact on your life?
My iPhone. I need Jesus, then my wife, then my family, and then I need my iPhone because I need to keep up with all those things!

Which animal represents you the best and why?
I’m like a golden retriever because I’m really sensitive and fun-loving. I would love to say a lion, but I’m more of a soft-hearted guy!

If you could meet anyone from the Bible, who would it be and what would you ask them? (Besides Jesus)
It would definitely be the Apostle Paul. I would ask him to tell me more about 2 Corinthians 12 when he was able to say that God’s grace was sufficient for him. He is talking about how he had a thorn in his side and says he’s learned how to be content in every situation. To be honest, I’m still learning how to do that every day.

How did you become a Daystar Singer?
My brother, Chuck, introduced me to Joe in 2005. Over time, I was invited to sing on the live shows and became a regular fill-in when someone was out. Eventually, I knew almost all of the Daystar Singer’s songs and joining the team just seemed like a perfect fit. It’s been such an incredible opportunity and I feel so blessed!

What is your funniest moment as a Daystar Singer?
During the “Great God” music video shoot, Joni started a competition to see which side of the stage could be the most over-the-top as we sang the song. It was hilarious because we got downright obnoxious and were having so much fun. I don’t think any of that footage made its way into the actual music video, but that competition sure did make a long day of production a lot more entertaining!

Tell us about a time when you’ve seen God’s greatness over your life.
My wife and I had been trying to have another child for three or four years  to no avail. I started to believe that it would probably never happen and began trying to convince myself that it was okay. Then, all of sudden, everything changed. The Lord revealed what was preventing the pregnancy, we corrected it, and she was pregnant within 30 days! God gave us a healthy baby boy and we named him Nathan. I truly believe that He did a miracle in our lives!

Bio


A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Bethany attributes his passion for music to his family legacy. One of six siblings, he got his start in his father’s home church and quickly became an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and performer. Appearing on stage for Tyler Perry’s hit play, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Michael has continued his career producing, singing, writing and traveling. In 2005, he relocated to Dallas, Texas to join award-winning artist, Fred Hammond’s team.

Along with being part of the Daystar Singers and Band, Michael also serves as worship pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for Dr. Tony Evans. In 2016, he released his first album, Yours Forever. He has also launched his own non-profit organization, Global Worship Ministries.  Michael and his wife, Chavon, have been married for 15 years and have two sons.