A brilliant songwriter, musician, speaker and worship leader, Chris Padgett travels around the world giving talks, missions and concerts. Using the medium of music and message, he communicates the message of Christ's love and forgiveness in a way that makes a difference.
A founding member of Scarecrow and Tinmen, Chris wrote, recorded and toured with this popular Christian band for seven years. He also has four solo albums to his credit: Follow, Golden, Wonder (Joyful Desperation), and The Encounter. In 2005 his song “Wonder” won the Unity Award for Rock Song of the Year. Padgett's latest project, Someone Who Will Sing with Me, released in 2007.
He and his family entered the church on Easter of 1999. Chris is largely known for his zany sense of humor and his love for books. Padgett holds a master’s in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and has begun doctoral work in Marian studies at the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio.
Chris Padgett is also a veteran of three World Youth Days ( Rome, Toronto, and Cologne; planning on Australia) and has ministered at many diocesan youth events.
Chris and his wife, Linda, recently published their first book, Not Ready for Marriage, Not Ready for Sex: One Couple’s Return to Chastity.
He’s been married to his high school sweetheart for over 15 years and has eight children.