Chris Tomlin was born in east Texas on May 4, 1972 and grew up listening to country music by bands like Alabama. His father taught him to play guitar and Tomlin wrote his first song at 14. From an early age he knew that God had a specific plan for him, but he couldn't see much beyond following the Lord. After college he started spending a lot of time with Passion founder, Louie Giglio, and became involved in the first Passion conference in 1997.
Chris Tomlin is the author of some of the most well-known worship songs in the world. Songs like "How Great Is Our God," "Jesus Messiah," "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)," and others have ministered to people and drawn countless hearts to worship God. He is currently the lead worship singer at Passion City Church in Atlanta with Louie Giglio, Matt Redman and Christie Nockles.