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Harvest Grapevine on Accidentally Becoming a Worship Leader

Presence Pioneers Podcast Episode 126

In this podcast episode, host Matthew Lilley interviews worship leader and songwriter Harvest Grapevine. Harvest shares her journey into music and worship leading, starting from her childhood experiences of revival and prayer.

She talks about her desire to be a voice for God and the challenges and burnout she faced in the music industry and the importance of maintaining purity in worship. The episode ends with a prayer for worship leaders and musicians.

Watch part two of this interview here:

The Presence Pioneers Podcast exists to help you experience and host God’s presence through worship and prayer - because God’s presence changes everything!


  • Childhood experiences of revival and prayer can shape a person's desire for worship and ministry.

  • Discovering one's calling in worship leading and music can come from a place of desperation and need for God's presence.

  • The music industry can be challenging and lead to burnout, but it's important to maintain purity and a heart for worship.

  • Prayer is essential for worship leaders and musicians to stay connected to God and discern His voice.


Harvest Grapevine is a worship leader, songwriter and recording artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Listen to her latest album here. She leads a prayer room call Pray ATL.


00:00Introduction and Thank You

00:29Purpose of the Podcast

01:02Harvest's Name and Background

02:00Harvest's Desire for a Meaningful Last Name

03:20Harvest Grapevine as an Artist Name

04:07Harvest's Introduction to Music and Worship Leading

05:22Early Experiences of Revival and Prayer

06:15Influence of Parents in Worship and Prayer

07:43Transition to Colorado Springs and New Life Church

09:32Discovery of IHOP and Connection to Misty Edwards

11:28Desire to Be a Voice and Preacher

12:46Internship at IHOP and Choosing Worship

14:24Spending Time in the Prayer Room

15:18Playing Music in the Prayer Room

16:47First Time Leading Worship

18:13First Song Written and Recording First EP

19:32Struggles and Burnout in the Music Industry

21:36Transition to Traveling and Professional Worship

24:26Desire for Purity in Worship

27:49Prayer for Worship Leaders and Musicians

31:20Closing and Invitation to Second Half

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Presence Pioneers Podcast
Hosted by Matthew Lilley, the Presence Pioneers podcast exists to help you and your community experience and host the presence of God through day & night worship & prayer – because we believe God’s presence changes everything. We discuss topics such as prophetic worship, intercessory prayer, global missions, unity in the Church, revival and the tabernacle of David.