Elyssa Smith is a worshipper and songwriter. She was born and raised in Borger, Texas and moved to Dallas in 2010 to attend Christ for the Nations Institute. She is best known for writing, “Surrounded (Fight my Battles)”. She has been nominated for a Grammy and Best Worship Song of the Year at the Dove Awards, but her true passion is to minister to the Lord. She has been attending and leading worship at UPPERROOM Dallas for eight years, including serving in their prayer room three times a week. Elyssa will release her debut solo project "Wearing a Blindfold and Running" on March 19, 2021.