The newest members of the People & Songs family, Wesley Nilsen & Mary Grace Batson. Together they bring soulful melodies, vintage grooves and that warm vocal texture reminiscent of that classic vinyl sound.
Wesley Nilsen is a singer-songwriter, worship leader and producer from Rosenberg, Texas (originally from Santa Rosa, California). The Lord had his heart from a young age, and gave him the opportunity to begin leading worship at his youth group when he was 14. Around the same time, Wesley began to experiment with writing and producing his own music, which has since developed into a passion for putting God’s Word into song as well as recording and producing many different styles of music. In 2014, Wesley heard God call him to join his church's missionary team on a 2-week trip to Jinja, Uganda to partner with the Church there and impact the lives of children and their families through a sponsorship program. Wesley continued to serve with the team yearly, and 2018 was his fifth year serving on this trip. 2018 was also the year Wesley got involved with People & Songs and The Emerging Sound. Wesley had been following People & Songs' music and ministry since discovering them at the Linger Conference in February 2017, and a little over a year later, through divine appointments, the Lord brought Wesley into the People & Songs community. Now a resident missionary in La Porte, Indiana at the People & Songs and Emerging Sound headquarters, Wesley serves the local churches and community and tours with the group across the country.
Mary Grace is a worship leader and songwriter from West Monroe, Louisiana. She began leading worship at the age of 11 and by 12, she knew the Lord was calling her into full time ministry.
An adventurous spirit and a love for people have taken Mary Grace to Bridgend,Wales; Zacapa, Guatemala; and ChiangMai, Thailand where she was privileged to lead worship, share the Gospel, and bring light into dark places.
Mary Grace loves the Church and its people, believing wholeheartedly that God wants to deliver the nations. Her prayer is to see revival, the captives set free, and to see people encounter the love and kindness of the Father.
Mary Grace met Jennie Riddle and the People & Songs community at the Immerse conference in 2017. “I was so grateful to have met an Acts community.” As a result, she moved to LaPorte in August of 2017 and now serves as a missionary artist with People & Songs.
Wesley & Mary Grace travel with security, media, and support staff whose travel, lodging & per-diem will be additional costs. Consider and reconcile this with your budget before requesting.