Michael Bahn is a seasoned singer/songwriter who serves as Executive Pastor of Creative Arts and Administration at River Valley Church, a multisite network of five campuses, located in Southern Oregon. In his role he passionately pursues empowering the next, raising up worship leaders to lead the Body of Christ to praise our Creator.
As an overflow from his shepherd’s heart, Michael also travels regularly, encouraging and equipping church leaders worldwide through leading worship, teaching at conferences and seminars, and giving a lot of smiles, hugs, and high fives! Michael partners with A.C.T. Intl. from Nashville, TN, who regularly sends him to Europe to train and encourage the nations to lift their unique voices and original songs to the Lord. God has brought much fruit through years of sowing seeds in the nation of Italy, which now is seeing a revival in worship songwriting, recording, and worship leader training events.
In his artist journey, Michael has been blessed to release multiple albums of his own original music while ministering alongside notable national artists including Lincoln Brewster, Jared Anderson, Don Moen, Brothers McClurg, Phil Stacey, Brandon Bee, Kate White, Jason Squires, and Chris & Conrad. Michael’s most recent worship album entitled “Clean” features well-known worship song favorites such as “Lion & The Lamb,” “This is Amazing Grace” and “Good Good Father” plus studio and acoustic recordings of his original songs “Clean” and “You Are God.”
“Two important Scriptures that have served as life creeds for me are Proverbs 3:5-6 and Jeremiah 29:11. The Proverbs passage reminds us all to trust God when we cannot see, and lean not on what we alone can understand, but know that God can see all, and is in control. The Jeremiah passage comforts us with the message that indeed God has a plan for us—a plan for our good, not for our harm, a hope-filled plan and a future. I pray that these Scriptures might bring you the same peace, comfort, and assurance that they’ve brought me.” – Michael Bahn