John Mark McMillan
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|John Mark McMillan|
McMillan performing at the Tri-Point Club in San Antonio, Texas on March 29, 2010.
|Birth name||John Mark McMillan|
November 27, 1979 |
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
|Genres||Alternative rock, contemporary worship|
|Associated acts||Gungor, Matrimony, Sean Feucht, Jason Upton, MorningStar, The ROYAL ROYAL, Kye Kye|
In 2002, he released his debut album Hope Anthology, Volume 1. In 2005 he released The Song Inside the Sounds of Breaking Down, which included the track "How He Loves". The song was successful despite the album's independent release, and has been covered by several well-known artists within the Christian music industry (David Crowder Band, Kim Walker, Jared Anderson, Todd Agnew, New Breed, Flyleaf, The Glorious Unseen, Hillsong Music Australia, Kari Jobe). In addition, the song also impacted Latin American with the Christian band from Brazil Diante do Trono on their live album Sol da Justiça (Sun of Righteousness) as "Me Ama". This meant that John visited Brazil last year and performed at the Lagoinha Baptist Church, where the band are currently members along with the worship pastor Ana Paula Valadão. The song has sentimental meaning for McMillan, who wrote it following the death of a dear friend who, during a church staff meeting, prayed out loud "If it would shake the youth of a nation, I will give my life today." McMillan was awakened in the middle of the same night by a phone call; the friend had been killed in a car crash. He wrote "How He Loves" the next morning as, "a celebration of a God who would want to hang with us...despite who we are". The song took more than a year to surface in the Christian mainstream, but has gone on to become a commonly played worship song on Christian radio and throughout church organizations.
He was briefly associated with Integrity Music and released "The Medicine" and re-released "The Song Inside The Sounds of Breaking Down" through them. However his most recent album was successfully funded by Kickstarter where he raised close to double the goal.
His new self-released album, "Borderland" (2014) made it to 15 on iTunes.
McMillan's parents are Robert "Robin" Agnew McMillan and Donna Boggs Wilson McMillan, and he is the eldest of four siblings. He has two younger brothers, Christopher Robin and Andrew Wilson, followed by his only sister, Mary Kathryn.
- 2002: Hope Anthology, Volume 1
- 2005: The Song Inside the Sounds of Breaking Down
- 2008: The Medicine (independent)
- 2010: The Medicine (Integrity Media)
- 2011: Economy (Integrity Media)
- 2014: Borderland (independent thru Lionhawk) - March 4
- 2002: Awake (Various Artists)
- McLean-Bridges, Gretchen Annette. "Descendants of William Alex McLean and Sue Elizabeth Gudger: Sixth Generation". The William Alexander & Sue Gudger McLean Family. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- McMillan, John Mark. "How He Loves: A Song Story". Vimeo. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- "An Evening of Ministry with Robin McMillan, Special music with John Mark McMillan – Sunday, May 6 @ 6 PM". New Life Christian Center. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "John Mark and Sarah McMillan". Morning Star. Retrieved February 14, 2014.