College students and teenagers in general, loved his writing ability (very creative songs), and his voice. He holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Communication, and while in college, he was asked to perform for several colleges and universities (such as the University of Maryland). He'd sing and minister to the crowds.
While teaching music classes and coaching high school soccer teams, he began writing songs. What began as weekend and summer work with youth and college students, soon turned into a full-time career. He moved to Nashville to see if he could sale some of his songs and that's where he met the famous Christian artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. They loved him and talked him into cutting his own album with all original songs.
When the album was released, it truly hit the Christian music scene like a storm. The album was titled: "Deep Enough to Dream," and many consider it a masterpiece because in what seemed like overnight, Chris learned to produce behind the scenes. The crazy background sounds that he created are reminiscent of Paul McCartney's works such as with his hit: "Uncle Albert."
Anyhow, if you download some of his music, there's a song titled: "The Face of Christ," and when Maggie and I heard it for the first time, we played it again and again, because it pierces the heart. It's beautiful. Please check out the below YouTube video of this song.
By the way, one of the songs on the album addresses how Christians get hung up on trying to figure God out. Anticipate what He might be thinking. The song has lyrics that read: "Trying to figure God out, is like trying to smell the color nine," Let these words sink in, they're creative. "Smell the Color Nine," ended up being the name of his first album. The picture below is of Chris.