Rita Springer, a gifted worship leader, started writing music for the church as part of the Vineyard Movement in the late 1980's into the 90's. Her love of music flowed out as an extension of her passionate relationship with God and what she describes as her musical "journal to God in private" which later became her public worship.
Rita published several songs with the Vineyard Music Group before signing with the then independent label Floodgate/Found Records, that kick started her recording career. She recorded six albums under Floodgate/Found Records, releasing passionate lyrics with prophetic undertones in songs like, "Worth It All", "I Have to Believe" and "You Are Still Holy".
In 2008 started the DIVE worship school (Deep - Innovative - Vertical - Expression). Her love for the creative arts inspired her dream to see others use art to express passion and love for God. DIVE trains and encourages aspiring worship leaders/artists from all over the world through weeklong intensive one-on-one courses. Rita has spent over 20 years touring, singing, and spearheading her own conferences for women, which culminated in the release of her first book, Finding Eve, in 2012.
In July of that same year, Rita joined the staff of Gateway Church, located in Southlake, TX as an Artist in Residence. In March 2017, she will release Battles her 10th album through Gateway Publishing. She resides in the Dallas area with her son, Justice.
TOP NOTCH Worship Leader| Posted September 03, 2009
Ms. Springer has written some of the most inspiring and awesome church worship songs that I have ever heard and had the priveldge of singing in church.