Mitch Wong has been writing worship songs since he was 15.
When he realised that the songs he wrote could help people through hard times, he knew he’d found his calling.
96five’s Tim Bain caught up with Mitch to learn about his journey into songwriting and releasing his debut album.
“I started writing at 15 because my youth leader at the time started writing and I just wanted to copy him really and just try it out and I just loved it” Mitch said.
“Eventually I just started doing it all the time and I found myself writing songs for church and seeing them help people through really hard times.”
Mitch has been writing songs and collaborating with artists like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Brooke Ligertwood for years, even earning himself a GRAMMY® for his work on CeCe Winans song ‘Believe For It’.
“I have to pinch myself that I get to do this. It’s really a dream come true” Mitch said.
“It’s honestly just been a story of following God and just obeying him and trusting that he knows best for my life, and he just opened up so many doors that we could have never ever dreamed of.”
Mitch describes his debut album, ‘a beautiful ending, a blessed beginning‘ as a story of burial to bloom.
“Even Jesus, the son of God, He had to die and be buried before he was resurrected, and he rose again.”
“And I think for us it’s the same in our lives… we have to let go of things before we can step into new chapters.”
“There are going to be times in our lives when it doesn’t feel like we’re on the mountaintop… but there are times when it’s just blooming”.
Watch the full interview with Mitch Wong in the video above.