Chris Driesbach

Chris Driesbach is a member of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Madison, Alabama. During the last nine years, Driesbach has been on many musical tours, playing concerts at over 700 WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and ELS (Evangelical Lutheran Synod) churches in 35 states from Anchorage, Alaska to Orlando, Florida. His songs are all original Christian music and tell the story of his journey to faith.

Chris Driesbach's former church, Crown of Life of New Orleans, was almost destroyed August 29, 2005, when flooding caused by hurricane Katrina put 4.5 feet of muddy seawater into three of the church's buildings.  Dreisbach was one of the first to get into the property after the water went down and states, "I have to say I really thought we were finished as a congregation.  I was so wrong!  God’s love poured over us through the overwhelming kindness of individuals, churches, and our church body."

The Builders for Christ restored the church, fellowship hall, and parsonage.  The church was rededicated October 29, 2006.  Forty-one neighbors’ and members’ homes were rebuilt by the Kingdom Workers Faith in Action group.  In all, 1,300 volunteers came to help.  Ample funds were generously donated to pay for it all.  Dreisbach lost all his musical equipment in the flood following Katrina, but generous WELS members gave money to replace it.  Dreisbach states, "I wish I could tell you what it's like to have been among the recipients of all this care and love.  Completely amazing, awesome, and impossible to comprehend."

Chris Dresbach has been writing Christian songs for the last 8 years, including a song about his personal experience with hurricane Katrina.  Dreisbach recorded six Christian CDs; Lifted in 2006 and 2007, Feed Your Faith in 2008, Let Christ Be Known and Hymns for Him in 2009, Jesus Is the Man! finished in October 2010, and  One Cross, Three Nails in July 2012.

Chris Dreisbach played music professionally for thirty years on the west coast.  He was an atheist until age 33, and after that sort of a new-age spiritualist.  Eight years later he became a Lutheran and a Christian at the same time in 1995.  Faith Lutheran Church and Pastor James Oldfield in Anchorage, Alaska were his first church and pastor.  They went through a 22-week Bible study course together.  Pastor Oldfield read out of the Bible while Dreisbach asked him all of the hardest questions he could think of, and after six weeks of his class, Driesbach was given the gift of faith by the Spirit working through God’s Word.  His life completely changed, of course!

On November 10th of 2012, Chris Dreisbach was married to his wife Cindi.  They live in Huntsville, Alabama, known as “Rocket City” because of all the NASA-related activity there.  Dreisbach's plans are to continue a limited schedule playing music in churches for about twenty weeks of each year.

Dreisbach states, "I have a deep desire to go sing my songs and tell the happy story of Jesus and meet and worship with my brothers and sisters around the USA.  This thing God is letting me do is a dream come true for me!"

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