Singer-songwriter Nikki Fletcher releases her latest single.
|PHOTOS COURTESY NIKKI FLETCHER|
It’s no great mystery when worship leader Nikki Fletcher penned “I love You with all my heart, trust You with all I have,” which are the opening lines to her worship song “Glorious Redeemer”—she wanted to convey her deepest devotion to God and her total dependence on Him.
To those who are familiar with her songs, the depth of her relationship with God is reflected in her music. The talented artist admits that Jesus is number one in her life and this understanding has been a central part of her life ever since she was saved at 18. “Everything about Jesus captivates me,” she revealed. “When I read about Him, and meditate on the things He said, who He is and what He has done for me, I actually can’t comprehend it.” Her walk with God has deepened over the years.
Fletcher is not an unfamiliar face to City Harvest Church, having ministered at both the Jurong West and Singapore Expo premises several times over the past few years. Her songs, such as “Greater is He,” “Freedom” and “Change Me,” are well-known and well-loved choruses, popular among the congregation and sung in the weekend services and other church meetings.
Growing up in church with parents who were pastors, the young Fletcher was on her way to pursuing a pop career, until God intervened. “Until I was about 21, the last thing I wanted to be was a worship leader. Because my parents were involved in ministry, I desperately wanted to do something different,” she shared.
Prior to this, Fletcher was already a singer and songwriter. When she was 21 years old, she felt a strong conviction that God had called her to lead His people and His church in worship. She surrendered her gifts and talents to God and has never looked back since.
Fletcher went on to become a full-time worship leader and songwriter at Christian City Church, Oxford Falls. It was during this time that she traveled with CCC’s senior pastor, Phil Pringle, to CHC and met Kong Hee and the rest of the CHC band.
“Every time I step into a [CHC] worship service, a wave of life and joy hits me as I see thousands of people lifting their hands and crying out to God,” Fletcher recalls on her past trips to Singapore. “The congregation always inspires me and Pastor Kong has been a great encouragement to me.”
In 2008, Fletcher relocated to London from Sydney, Australia, with her husband, Jonathan, and son, Jones. She is currently on staff at Worship Central & Holy Trinity Brompton, London, where she leads worship, teaches and tours alongside other well-known worship artists such as Tim Hughes, Ben Cantelon and Al Goron.
Two years ago when Fletcher and her family moved to London, they knew that this was what God had called them to do and bid farewell to their hometown and all they had ever known as home. Together with her family, the past two years of transition have been an amazing adventure as they have learned to let go of everything they felt had defined them and their identity and to trust in God alone.
This entire journey is reflected in her brand new single, “All Glory,” which was released in July this year. Fletcher describes this song as “a story of my heart” which was birthed from a scripture from Ephesians 3:17-21 which became her constant source of strength.
As part of the Worship Central team, Fletcher is committed to her local church at Holy Trinity Brompton and together with the rest of the team, are passionate about seeing a move of the Holy Spirit in their church and in London. Beyond this, Worship Central wants to build the local church and to train and empower other worship leaders and musicians.
Aside from ministry, Fletcher is totally devoted to her family, who remain her inspiration. Her husband, who is working in the financial industry, is a firm supporter of her work and a constant encouragement to her. The couple believes that church and ministry should be an extension of the family and that everything should flow out of the relationships within the primary unit God has given to man.
The recent addition into their family is their one-year-old son, Jones. The adoring mum says, “Everyday when I look at my son, I am overwhelmed by how much God loves me.”
“All Glory” is available on iTunes. For more information on Nikki Fletcher, visit www.nikkifletcher.com.