Benji and Jenna Cowart have been leading worship for almost 16 years and are both originally from the Nashville, TN area. After graduating from Belmont University, they were married in 1997, and their journey in ministry began. In the beginning, they led for various camps and youth groups, and various conferences. Over the past 15 years, they have added three incredible children, and adopted a little girl from Africa. Through this time they have served in churches in Florida, Las Vegas, Georgia and seven years in Buffalo, NY.. Benji and Jenna are both signed as songwriters with Word Publishing in Nashville and have recently moved to Franklin, TN where they are continuing to write songs for the church and other artists.
Together Benji and Jenna have cut their own songs independently on their albums, as well as having cuts on albums by Meredith Andrews, The Isaacs and Selah. Benji also has songs on various albums recorded by Ben Cantelon, Karen Peck, Aaron Shust, Josh Wilson, City Harmonic, and Big Daddy Weave. At the 2013 Dove Awards this year, the song “Redeemed”, co-written with Mike Weaver, was nominated in four different categories. “Redeemed” had reached #1 on Billboard Christian Charts for several weeks and was certified Gold in 2015 and can be found on Big Daddy Weave’s album Love Come To Life, along with their second radio single written by Benji, “The Only Name(Yours Will Be) ” which also reached #1 on Billboard charts.
Aside from awards or any type of recognition, it is their first desire to write songs that bring encouragement and hope to people through song. Songs written with the “Church” in mind so the people in that congregation can keep singing new songs.