I am proud to say that Tony and his family have been members in good standing here at Free Chapel for the past 14 years. Since 2004 he has also a part of our team leading worship every week both for our students and our main services. Tony’s sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, passion for God’s presence, gifting in music and songwriting, and strong leadership has made a powerful impression on our church. Tony is a high impact, low maintenance member of our leadership team. I am excited to have him aboard and I highly recommend his ministry in any setting.

Jentezen Franklin | Senior Pastor Free Chapel


“I’ve known Tony Sutherland well over a decade, and have watched his faithfulness in ministry across multiple platforms. I’ve also witnessed how God has organically and deliberately elevated Tony’s voice and heart to a national and global scale. The revelation that Tony has received from the Holy Spirit regarding New Covenant Grace is nothing short of life altering and revolutionary. It is not just the profound nature in which he communicates these truths but it is also the life that he lives. Having ministered in and served numerous congregations around the world, Tony teaches and preaches the uncompromising message of Grace, hope, and restoration found in Jesus Christ unlike anyone else today. His ministry is awakening this generation to the truth that there is more grace available than sin has done damage, “for where sin abounds, grace does much more abound.” (Romans 5:20) I am proud and excited to say, “I knew Tony when...”

John Gray | Lead Pastor         Relentless Church - Greenville, SC

What others are saying...

From the first time he arrived in 2004 all the way to the present, God has greatly used Tony to make a lasting imprint in the Free Chapel worship experience. His passion for Jesus has crossed over into every area of our church including kids, middle and high school students all the way up to our adults and seniors. Parents and youth regularly express their sincere appreciation of Tony’s ministry and the blessing it has been in their lives and their families over the years. Whether it be for our student gatherings to our main services, his music and the anointing on his life help to consistently lead all of us, including me, into God’s presence every time. I know that your church will powerfully encounter God through his ministry.
— Tracy Page - Executive Pastor - Free Chapel

I have known Tony for over 25 years and it has been a delight to watch him evolve as a great man of God. His faith is stronger than ever, his gift more refined and seasoned, and his humility and ability to work with others in diverse settings is so refreshing. His love for the local church is undeniable and his hunger to teach others about Jesus is unparalleled. Of course, Tony’s music is better than ever, and I believe his greatest days of ministry are just ahead of him as he steps into greater spheres of influence in leadership. I consider it an honor to call Tony a friend and co-laborer in the Kingdom of God. I know his ministry will touch the lives of many and inspire a more intimate walk with Jesus!
— Danny Chambers - Senior Pastor - The Oasis - Nashville TN

Whenever I’m in a worship service with Tony, it renews my perspective and helps me to see what God is up to all around me. I am always refreshed by his ministry and feel more ready to face my battles. His music is compelling, and his lyrics are strong and personal. I have watched God use his ministry to deliver people when they are in bondage, heal them when they are wounded, and strengthen them when they feel weak. You must experience it for yourself.
— Dr. Tim Elmore - President of Growing Leaders - Atlanta GA

Tony Sutherland is not only our great friend but he is a gifted musician, songwriter, and anointed worship leader. We have been privileged to have him minister with us while we are on the road and have witnessed first hand how people respond as he leads them in true vertical worship. There is no doubt that anyone who experiences his music and ministry will be thoroughly blessed.
— The Katinas - Christian Recording Artists - Nashville TN

Tony is a gifted man who carries a true passion for God and a sincere compassion for others. His love for Jesus is obvious in his personal life and is reflected in his music and the word that he ministers. Tony has a seasoned ability to express himself with a genuine freshness so needed in the church today. I recommend Tony’s ministry to churches looking to go to a deeper level. I’m proud to call him a friend!
— David Binion - Worship Pastor - Covenant Church - Dallas TX

Tony Sutherland is a rare find. He is skillful, articulate, passionate, and the hand of God is on his life. Every time I hear him minister, my heart is lifted and my worship is deepened.
— Babbie Mason - Recording Artist - Bowden GA

I consider Tony Sutherland to be one of my ‘young lions.’ His songwriting and ministry reflect his true devotion to Jesus. There is a marked anointing on his life and people need to experience his ministry. Also, Tony’s songs are great for local churches as well as radio play and will reach a broad base of people. I dearly love Tony.
— Morris Chapman - Worship Leader - Las Vegas NV

Passion… depth… humility… freshness… relevance... excellence... spiritual maturity... friendship... All these come to mind when I think of Tony Sutherland. His music is magnetic and infectious and he genuinely connects to people with his honesty, humor, and wealth of experience in God’s word. Most of all, Tony’s ministry will stir a deeper revelation of Christ’s love for you.
— David Baroni - Worship Leader - Nashville TN

Tony Sutherland is an anointed musician, songwriter and worship leader. His music captures the heartbeat of God. You can sense his authentic passion through his ministry of leading people into God’s presence.
— Craig Dunnagan - Song Development - Integrity Music

Tony’s music expresses his heart cry for God’s glory to fill every life, everywhere. One thing about Tony is clear: his songs are a call to the nations to come and worship the Lord! After listening to his music you will want to worship!
— Bishop Robert Stearns - Eagles Wings Ministries - Orchard Park NY

I have had the privilege of working with Tony Sutherland a number of times. His enthusiasm, giftedness, ability to span the ages and passion for the Lord is contagious. Without hesitation, I recommend Tony’s ministry in any ministry setting to those young and old alike.
— Gregg Johnson - Founder of J12 Ministries

Tony Sutherland has blessed our church many times these past several years. His maturity, wisdom, and insight in the scriptures regarding the New Covenant has caused a paradigm shift in us individually and corporately. Whether teaching, leading worship, or preaching, Pastor Tony delivers a CHRIST CENTERED message with authority and power. He has truly inspired a renewed love for Jesus in our church. His humility and transparency have endeared our hearts to him, and we will continue to have him back for a long time to come. We are grateful for his life and highly recommend his ministry.
— John C Fitzpatrick Jr. - Senior Pastor - One Love Ministries - Durham NC

Victory Christian Fellowship is a large church in the city of Abalang Philippines with approximately 5000 in attendance in 12 weekend services. We have been privileged to have Tony minister here. His anointed worship and powerful preaching of the word move people to love Jesus and adore him. Every time he is here he leaves our congregation refreshed and with new zeal. Tony has also spent extra time off the main platform teaching, developing, and pouring into our leaders and various teams of ministry. His excellence in the mentorship process has made a lasting impact in their lives and our church as a whole. I can speak on behalf of myself and our entire church that Tony will be a blessing to your church as he has been and will continue to be to ours.
— Pastor Ariel Marquez - Victory Church - Philippines

Tony Sutherland was an incredible blessing to our church! With passion and humility he took us to a whole new level of worship. He is highly anointed! As a pastor, I recommend Tony wholeheartedly!
— Bill Shuler - Senior Pastor - Capital Life Church