Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown: ‘I’m Trying to Be Faithful to God and His Bride’

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Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown: ‘I’m Trying to Be Faithful to God and His Bride’

By Movieguide® Staff

The Grammy Award-winning band, Elevation Worship recently released a new album called LION. Frontman Chris Brown said it goes outside the box of traditional worship.

“I just think across the album, there’s this assortment. It’s like a box of chocolates. You don’t know what’s coming next,” he told The Christian Post.

Along with Elevation Church’s pastor Steven Furtick, Brown said they started working on music together when they were both teenagers.

“It’s like a dream getting to still do that with him all these years later. I’ve been here for 15 years. I came about a year into the church being planted, and we’ve been writing songs, really since day one of myself coming on,” Brown said.

“That vision was always in his heart for Elevation to be a worshiping church, for Elevation to have songs that we’re writing and giving language to our people for what God’s doing here through our ministry,” he added.

According to Brow, LION reflects how Elevation Worship has “evolved” its sound after 14 albums.

The band is known for popular songs like “The Blessing” featuring Kari Jobe and “O Come to The Altar.”

Brown noted that his parents were his example of carrying out ministry, regardless of criticism.

“I had an amazing example in both my parents because my mom was behind the organ every Sunday morning. We literally lived across the street from the church, so at least five days a week, I was running the halls of our church. I just grew up in church,” he noted.

“I saw even my parents model how to carry ministry and how to be in ministry and continue to love people and continue to serve who God called them to serve at our small church in our small town,” Brown added. “I think that has informed a lot of how I’m raising my kids, and it’s informed a lot of how I’m approaching ministry now.”

Brown confessed that as his music has changed, his view on theology has changed.

“I don’t presume, in the least, to always be perfect or always be even right. I could probably find things that I’ve said five years ago, 10 years ago, that I don’t even necessarily agree with the methodology of it anymore,” he said. “But that’s part of being human, that’s part of evolving. Now, if it was not rooted biblically or not rooted scripturally, that’s a different thing. But hopefully, too, there’s grace for someone who is constantly learning.

“My approach is I am trying to be as faithful as I know how, to God and His Bride, and to the Church,” Brown added.