It's been a journey!
On the road for Jesus
Hello! I'm Chris Driesbach!
I'm a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Spokane, Washington. Since 2006 I've been on many musical tours, playing for worship and concerts at over 800 WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and ELS (Evangelical Lutheran Synod) churches in 41 states from Fairbanks, Alaska to Cape Coral, Florida. My songs are all original Christian music, and I love to tell the story of the Spirit's powerful work in my stubborn and unbelieving heart.
God's gift to a stubborn heart
A west-coast professional musician for 30 years, I was an atheist until age 33, and after that sort of a new-age spiritualist. Nine years later I became a Lutheran and a Christian at the same time in 1995. Faith Lutheran Church and Pastor James Oldfield in Anchorage, Alaska were my first church and pastor. We went through a 22-week Bible study course together. Pastor Oldfield read to me out of the Bible when I asked him all of the hardest questions I could think of, and after 6 weeks of the class I was given the gift of faith by the Spirit working though God’s Word. My life completely changed, of course!
Singing and songwriting
I've been writing Christian songs since 2004, including a song about my personal experience with hurricane Katrina when I lived in New Orleans as a member of Crown of Life Lutheran Church (WELS.) I have 7 Christian CDs currently available: Lifted in 2006 and 2007, Feed Your Faith in 2008, Hymns for Him in 2009, On the Road for Jesus in 2009 and 2010, One Cross, Three Nails in 2012, Jesus Wins! in 2016, and Hymns With Friends in 2018.
On June 18th, 2022 I was married to my wonderful wife, Donna. She serves as an amazing preschool director and teacher at St. Matthew, our WELS church in Spokane. Last year with the help of her aides, she taught some 56 children, ages 3 and 4, in four different weekly sessions! Donna and I reside in the former parsonage on the church property. She loves to travel to other churches with me when she can.
A dream come true
I have a deep desire to go sing my songs, tell my happy story about Jesus, and meet and worship with my brothers and sisters in the WELS all around the USA. This work God is letting me do is really a dream come true!
Bio photo courtesy of Emily R. Ebeling, Ebeling Art Studio.