LYDIA INGEGNERI - MINISTRY & ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
For over 20 years Lydia has been leading people into Gods presence through dynamic and passionate worship. Lydia's powerful and soulful voice carries a breaker anointing; creating an atmosphere for deliverance, healing, and freedom in the lives of worshippers. When Lydia began leading worship at the age of 15 she could never have imagined the doors God would open for her across the globe to not only sing about Gods goodness and holiness, but also declare it through the teaching and preaching of the Word of God.
Born into the home of pastors and missionaries, Lydia grew up surrounded by praise, worship, and solid biblical teaching. She traveled the globe with her church-planting parents, and at an early age discovered a deep love for the local church and the nations of the world. In her young adult years Lydia experienced first hand the power of worship when it comes to personal healing.
Lydia married Scott, the love of her life, in 2003. Together they served as Worship & Executive Pastors at Grace North Church, a multi-site congregation in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011 they took over the senior leadership of Grace North and served as Co-Pastors until 2017. In July 2017 Lydia and Scott resigned as Lead Pastors of Grace North Church and relocated to Nashville, TN. They also launched Awaken Ministries International; a global ministry with a strategic call to awaken leaders and individuals to their divine purpose and destiny through worship leading, preaching and teaching, leadership development and resourcing.
Though Lydia and Scott have written songs for the past 15+ years, they never considered themselves true songwriters. In 2014 God began speaking to Lydia about stepping out in faith to release her voice and songs to the world. Through a series of events and God ordained connections, doors opened for Lydia to begin writing with professional writers in Nashville, TN. She found herself surrounded by not only talented writers, but writers who had the same heart for the church and desired above all to write songs FOR the church. God was also stirring this release within Scott’s heart, and together, both Lydia and Scott ventured into a songwriting journey which resulted in songwriting contracts with The Rain Collective, in partnership with Integrity Music.
The Ingegneri’s consider the mentorship and co-writing opportunities they have received "an absolute divine appointment and opportunity that only God Himself could orchestrate!" After almost 2 years of travel between Phoenix and Nashville, Lydia knew it was time to pursue recording a live worship album.
Lydia's debut worship album "You Are With Us" was recorded live at Grace North Church in Phoenix, AZ on September 6, 2016. Every track is unique in its own right, proclaiming a message of victory and the abiding presence of God. "You Are With Us" was released February 2017 and has been enthusiastically received and warmly embraced throughout the world. Lydia continues to work as a songwriter with The Rain Collective and minister as an Independent Worship Artist under the covering of Awaken Ministries Intl.
Above all, Lydia is passionate and purposeful about building her family. Lydia is a proud mom to four awesome, passionate, and busy kids. Dominic (12), James (10), and twin girls Kelly Joy & Mia (7) travel with their parents. Lydia and Scott consider ministering as a family their greatest joy in life. Lydia says this about parenting, "Parenting is not always easy, but it's the greatest responsibly and joy I have been given. No matter what I may accomplish, raising God-honoring kids who love His church and love His people is my #1 goal. My kids, not my ministry, is my greatest legacy."