With an unassuming stage setup, the veteran Chris Tomlin and special guest Pat Barret let the lyrics be the center of the show. Pat Barret, singer-songwriter and co-writer of the song “Good Good Father” played some originals and also teamed up with Chris at times.
The crowd was so knowledgeable of the headliner’s lyrics that Chris wouldn’t have had to sing a word. The event was a “best of” performance and featured the most well-known songs in the Christian music industry.
The depth of his music speaks on many levels, touching and teaching the world through praise and worship. A small-town boy from Texas, Chris sings songs he wrote and that the world sings. His performance was effortless and free.
When not singing, his words were thoughtful and heartfelt. Tomlin is as knowledgeable as a teaching pastor. He leaves the audience with a song and a message of hope and activation and speaks in support of orphans and those who are lost in the United States.
His plea to the attendees was to look out for the next generation. There are 100,000 children waiting inside the United States adoption system. There are 400,000 registered churches. With those numbers, the Church has the power to solve the issue of children without families.
Chris Tomlin is a man with a passion for the next generation. What a fitting mission for the man who sings “Good Good Father.”
Written by: Ryan Hartwig, Photography by: Richard Berg II