Leah Chris -- Richmond, VA

@iamgodshaken

Ministry
Founded Godshaken Ministries and ordained in 2012;
Local church missions to Trinidad, Kenya, Guatemala, Liberia, El Salvador;
Local church youth ministry, worship team, Word team, and media

 

Education
University of Richmond, 2005, Bachelor's in History;
Regent University, 2009, Master's in Journalism;
Faith Landmarks Bible Institute, 2011, 3rd year ministerial program

 

Career
Multimedia and creative professional;
Experience in media, publications and web;

Editing and copywriting


Creative Arts
Author, poet, blogger;
Worship leader, songwriter, recording artist, musician;

 

Interests
Tennis, basketball;
Travel, missions;
Marvel movies, I Love Lucy, Boy Meets World, A Different World;
Seattle Seahawks, Golden State Warriors, Serena Williams

 

Publications
"Rebirth" worship album released in 2018;

"Shaken" worship album released in 2015;
"A Life of Worship" book released in 2010;
Poems published in anthology series;
Contributions to research encyclopedias

Music

Under her artist name, Leah Chris is a worship leader/songwriter whose desire is to bring people into the presence of God where only He can change them. She's been leading worship since 2009 and writing music since 2011.

 

She released her first worship album, "Shaken," in 2015. Her newest release, "Rebirth," is an intimate worship experience, telling the story of a journey from heartache and hurt to healing and hope.

 

Through her music, Leah seeks to create an atmosphere where God can bring healing and deliverance to those who hear it. She lives, breathes, and hears the sound of revival for her generation.

 

Leah finds inspiration from worship artists, such as, Jesus Culture Band, Kim Walker-Smith, Bethel Music Collective, Fearless Bnd (formerly Worth Dying For), and David and Nicole Binion.

Writing & Editing

Leah's experience in writing and editing stems from her love for the written word. Language colors the world with expression and Leah uses words in a prolific way. She has written and edited for CONTACT Magazine and other publications of Faith Landmarks Ministries, as well as for the Small Business and Email teams of Capital One Financial. She was also the editorial assistant at Kingdom Publishing Group. Currently, she freelances for the Richmond Free Press, where she recenlty won the 2017 Virginia Press Association award for general news writing.

 

As an author, Leah published her first book, "A Life of Worship," in 2010. She urges believers to go beyond the courts and enter into the holy of holies where God is calling us to the deep places of a life of worship.