An Evening with a Christian Songwriter and Former Atheist | February 1, 2016, 7pm

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and School are proud to present a free concert for all with musician Chris Driesbach.

Chris will be giving a concert in the Gloria Dei sanctuary at 7pm on Monday, February 1. A potluck meal will come before in the fellowship hall beneath the sanctuary for all who are interested at 6pm.

Chris will be performing original Christian songs. He loves to tell the story of his journey to faith and sing about Jesus!  CDs will be available for those who are interested.

If you are interested in more of Chris' story, you can read his brief biography below or visit If you have any questions about the concert, please contact Pastor Shrimpton or call (650) 593-3361.


My name is Chris Driesbach. 

I’m a member of Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Madison Alabama and during the last 9 years I’ve been on many musical tours, playing concerts at over 700 WELS and ELS churches in 41 states from Anchorage Alaska to Orlando Florida.  My songs are all original Christian music and I love to tell the story of our church and my journey to faith.

I played music professionally for 30 years on the west coast.  I was an atheist until age 33, and after that sort of a new-age spiritualist.  9 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 his class I was given the gift of faith by the Spirit working though God’s Word.  My life completely changed, of course! 

 I’ve been writing Christian songs for the last 11 years, including a song about my personal experience with hurricane Katrina when I lived in New Orleans as a member of Crown of Life WELS.  I have recorded 6 Christian CDs; “Lifted” in 2006 and 2007, “Feed Your Faith” in 2008, “Let Christ Be Known” 2009, a collection of hymns also in 2009, “Jesus Is the Man!” finished in October 2010, and my new one done in July 2012 called “One Cross, Three Nails.”

 On November 10th of 2012 I was married to a wonderful lady, my new wife Cindi.  We live in Huntsville Alabama, known as “Rocket City” because of all the NASA-related activity here.  My plans are to continue a limited schedule playing music in our churches about 20 weeks per year.  The rest of the time I’m a house-husband support system for my wife who is an RN in administration at the Huntsville hospital.

 I lost all my musical equipment in the flood following Katrina, but generous WELS members gave money to replace it, and I've got some really wonderful new gear.  I have a deep desire to go sing my songs and tell the happy story about Jesus and meet and worship with my brothers and sisters in the WELS all around the USA.  This wonderful thing God is letting me do is really a dream come true!