In 1995, the Christian Music Industry was changed forever when KAMB Artist Chris Tomlin joined the scene. While he is famously known for classic songs sung every Sunday in churches across the globe, Chris has also become a spokesperson for the Christian Contemporary Worship Movement. He partners with Campassionart organization and leads worship locally at Passion City Church in Atlanta.
You don’t have to dig very deep to find the country roots in KAMB Artist Christ Tomlin. He grew up playing Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Alabama. While his father saw Chris’s guitar playing as a hobby, God had bigger plans for him. He independently released his first few singles “Inside Your Love” (1995), “Authentic” and “Too Much Free Time” (1998). In 2000, Chris signed on with newly founded sixstepsrecords and began releasing nationally.
It Takes Everyone
KAMB Artist Chris Tomlin is also a huge fan of collaborating with other artists. He recently released “Chris Tomlin & Friends” and has a lot to say about the work that he does with artists like Ed Cash (We the Kingdom). When he wrote “How Great Is Our God” based on Psalm 104, Ed said “This ‘How Great is Our God’ song, I think it’s pretty good, but it’s not finished.” Ed grabbed a guitar and finished the song by adding the bridge. Chris remembers that moment “when you open up and let somebody else sneak in, it just makes it better. So that’s when we knew it was taking it to another level.”
Ministry Close to Home
While he’s not busy collaborating with other artists, leading worship in his church or writing songs that draw thousands into worship, you can find him relaxing on 25 acres outside Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and three daughters. He and his wife also work together in the ministry “Angel Armies” that they founded in 2019. This ministry helps address the issues that vulnerable youth in our nation face each and everyday.
We here at KAMB have certainly been blessed by Chris Tomlin and the way that the Lord has used him in so many ways within so many ministries. You can be blessed as well!
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Reddick didn’t begin his career the traditional way many other faith based artists do. Jon grew up in the church pastored by his father where is mother served as pianist. The music of Memphis Tennessee was ingrained in his being from the start.
KAMB Artist Jon Reddick eventually began writing his own songs and leading worship for a church in Memphis, eventually making his way to Texas. One of his first jobs in full-time ministry, Jon found himself building a cross generational bridge leading music for a congregation with an age of 18 – 70 year olds. Jon began melting away generational lines and bringing churches and cultures under one umbrella of faith as the fused hymns and contemporary worship.
The Lord has gifted KAMB Artist Jon Reddick beyond creating melodies that join hearts in worship. He is also a very talented creative visual artist. You can find one of his artwork pieces as the single cover for his debut song “You Keep Hope Alive”
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This self acclaimed “rag tag” group of friends seeks to utilize their music to reach the marginalized in society. Through their rough around the edges gritty performances captures the crowds attention, KAMB Artist We are Messengers and understands the value of connecting with fans in tender ways as well.
Lead singer, Darren Mulligan says that as a young boy he wanted to write music to convey what was going in his heart. As he finished studying philosophy, he was in the mindset that he was smarter that the God they had been talking about. Darren was about to leave his homeland, Heidi, the love of his life and follow through with those boyhood dreams.
Mulligan joined an American Rock band in 2003, chased money and fame and found himself filling voids with anything he could think of. Eventually Darren returned home completely broken hearted. Out of desperation, he asked Heidi to marry him. She said yes, and while Heidi was very happy, Darren was struggling in misery.
About a year into their marriage, Darren felt the need to confess moments of infidelity to his wife. Heidi met Darren with grace and forgiveness. This brought a very real realization of Christ’s love for each of us and the significance of what He did for us on the cross. Darren began to heal.
Darren began working within ministries which eventually led him to move his family from Ireland to the United States. Here he would begin the journey of creating KAMB Artist We Are Messengers. They are continuing to grow in their notoriety and faith. If you ever happen to find your self in a conversation with Darren or a band member, know that you’ll be pointed to the Lord!
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