California's Jesus Culture is an international Christian revivalist youth outreach ministry that utilizes the power of music to spread its message. Led by youth worship leader and pastor Kim Walker-Smith, the Jesus Culture Band, which initially released albums through the ministry's own record label, Jesus Culture Music, started issuing nearly annual live praise & worship albums beginning with 2006's Everything. Showcasing individual artists like Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Kristene DiMarco, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Chris McClarney, Justin Jarvis, and Derek Johnson, as well as the whole collective, Jesus Culture became one of the most prominent and influential CCM acts, selling over a million albums worldwide.
In 2015, they issued their first compilation album, This Is Jesus Culture, a collection drawn from the group's previous albums that was their first release under a new recording contract with Sparrow Records, a spiritual imprint of EMI Records. The collective's follow-up, Let It Echo (2016), debuted at number one on the Christian/Gospel charts. Their 2017 release, Love Has a Name, was recorded at their home church in Sacramento. The following year saw the release of the live worship LP Living with a Fire. ~ James Christopher Monger