Even at a young age, Chris Tomlin felt a stirring as God called him to serve through music Combining his faith and his budding appreciation for playing music, Tomlin began writing songs. “I started to write my own little songs for church and they were just awful,” Tomlin recalls with a laugh. “I’d get to play them at my church and people were so great, so gracious because they let me play all the time in the service for the youth group. I knew I wasn’t any good, but people were very patient along the way.”
Fueled by the encouragement of his church family, Tomlin’s skills improved. By the time he was attend¬ing college at Texas A&M University and planning to become a physical therapist, it soon became apparent God has something else in mind. During his senior year, Tomlin began leading worship at Dawson McAllister youth conferences that were drawing 10,000 students or more. The next step in Tomlin’s journey was meeting Louie Giglio at Waco’s Baylor University where he and his wife Shelley launched a Bible study called Choice.
In 2001, his first solo “The Noise We Make” was released and each song made the top 200 in the CCLI 2005 Top 500 worship songs. He has a consistent band lineup even thought he was a solo artist. He has toured with many other Christian contemporary artists and headlined several other tours and is featured at conferences and music festivals all over the United States.