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 | By Stephanie Van Koevering

Flint Artist Shares Catholic Message Through Music

Christian Anderson is on a mission to ‘revive a fire’ in the Church

This fall, there’s going to be a new talent shining across the Diocese of Lansing. Christian Anderson, a graduate of Holy Family Catholic School and Powers Catholic High School, will begin sharing his music — and his faith-filled message — in several local venues.

“What I'm doing right now is sharing a dream I have had since I was 19 to revive a fire in the Catholic community,” Anderson says. “I want to share a message that reminds us that no matter how many times or how far we fall, we fall on grace.”

Anderson has been playing piano and drums since he was a small child. His passion for music has helped him build his faith and has made him interested in helping others along their own spiritual journeys within the Church. For the past 13 years, he’s been a parishioner at Holy Redeemer in Burton.

“I think people are looking for something refreshing and new in the Christian music industry, and there's never been a better time or a better need for independent artists to pursue opportunities that are unique,” Anderson says. 

At the age of 19, Anderson took a leap of faith and left college to pursue his calling. Today, he's one of only a handful of Catholic music artists committed to making this his full-time career.

Anderson's music is heavily influenced by his experience as a drummer, years in choir and the marching band and his childhood love for orchestral and cinematic epics like John Williams, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer. 

"I think just having a childhood of playing percussion and falling in love with epic movie soundtracks has given me an affinity for using cool instruments,” Anderson says. 

He’s determined to use his talent to reach people who are feeling lost.

Christian Anderson Band has been featured on ABC 12, performed at The Big Ticket Festival and partnered with Smile FM and Family Life Radio. He kicked off his tour with his album release concert at Holy Redeemer Church in Burton on June 9. 

“There's a different kind of hope and a spark in the eyes of the people I meet after my shows. I see something re-awaken inside them, like a light has reached into the darkness of their lives and shown them a reason to keep fighting,” Anderson says. “And I know that kind of hope is spoken in more ways than just words. It's also found in the language of song. And that's the reason we sing."

You can find and listen to Christian Anderson Band's new album, "You Pull Me Up" on all platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and more. To learn more or inquire about booking, visit

Stephanie Van Koevering is the editor of FAITH Magazine.