Chris Millin (Chris Themix)
Dartford, United Kingdom
My greatest earthly achievement in lifeis to have married my wife Sarah and have brought 5 children into the world. My 2 main passions are art and Music.
I have always been intense about my music and had musical and arty
aspirations since the hip-hop culture emerged in the UK in the early 80’s.
Lack of confidence in expressing myself to others lead me to
cannabis. My ultimate goal each day, was to be in a place where I couldn’t move
a muscle; this was ‘my’ peace. It was an addiction for me and I couldn’t live
without it, so I dealt and would travel great lengths to be ‘stoned’ every day.
One day, in 1994, my lovely wife (of 23 years now) was invited to a church
meeting, where a visiting speaker was preaching. I had a good feeling about it.
When she came back, she was literally ‘glowing’ and I instantly recognized
something beautiful had happened. I knew I wanted what she had. I now know
she had been filled with His Holy Spirit. I went to the meeting the next night, I
got filled myself. This amazing experience introduced me to faith in God the
Holy Spirit, and I was very soon introduced to The Father and His Son.
Not long after this, I was praising God with spontaneous rhymes, in my front
room and I was filled with His Holy Spirit again. This time, the peace was so
overwhelming that I couldn’t move a muscle, ‘God’s peace’! I saw beautiful
colours and literally felt water pouring on my inside. At that moment, I realized
that God not only knew my need, but was giving me what I had been looking for
in the cannabis, but this time, it was the real thing, with none of the side affects.
My head was perfectly clear, and now I knew I could be free of my addiction!
This cemented my faith and set me on my pathway with God.
Since I found God, my savior, I have been through the hardest times of my life,
but I have found breakthrough and real peace through praising God in creative
ways. A scripture that has helped me massively is in 2 Chronicles 20 , the story
of Jehoshophat’s amazing deliverance against all odds. The central theme of the
story is around believing and praising God for his word, especially in Dire
circumstances and when all odds are stacked against you.
For me, house music has been a vehicle that has taken me to God’s
Chain-breaking presence when I have needed Him the most. Dancing for Him in
house music and being creative in worship, is what has brought about much
deliverance and blessing for me.
I believe that all genres of music can be harnessed for the gospel and that the
church needs to take back what has long been abandoned, and use it for His
Glory! The Kingdom of God will advance, and Hell’s gates will not hold God’s
people back !! (based on Mathew 16 vs 18)