Mylon Le Fevre was born into a gospel-singing family and raised in Georgia. After graduating from high school in 1962, he joined the Army at 17 years old. While serving his country, Elvis Presley recorded one of his songs, “Without Him.” Within a few years over a hundred artists had recorded one of his songs. At 19 he wrote, arranged and produced his first solo album and has made over forty albums/ CDs to date. For the next six years he sang and played for his family, “The Le Fevres” and the Stamps Quartet.
There were no praise or worship bands in churches in the 60’s; especially down south in the Bible belt. Church music was limited to a piano or an organ and maybe a choir. Mylon could not find an outlet for his creativity. His music was too contemporary for his family and his denomination. Mylon says: “You couldn’t just write a song and sing it in church in those days. Most churches sung out of hymnals.”
As music and technology changed, Mylon tried to pioneer a style of Christian music that even young people could relate to. Of course like all pioneers, he paid a price for pushing the envelope. Mylon says a Larry Norman song title described it best for him. The song’s title was:”Why does the devil have all the good music?” So in 1969 Mylon started his own group and signed with Atlantic Records. Their first album “We Believe” is widely recognized as one of the first contemporary Christian Rock albums in the world. His music was accepted and honored by musicians and critics worldwide; the only exception was the church.
From 1969 until 1980 Mylon experienced great success in the secular rock music business. But his personal life was slowly spinning out of control. He was overwhelmed by his inability to handle the stress and loneliness of touring approximately 260 concerts a year and the constant pressure of writing and recording an album each year to tour on. His eventual drug addiction was well documented.
In 1980, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, walked away from Rock and Roll and didn’t look back. When he gave his life to the Lord, music was his whole life. So he started a little band called Broken Heart with some friends from the Bible study he was attending at his church. Since then, Mylon has released 12 CDs, traveled over a million miles, been honored with a Grammy Award and two Dove Awards, and sold another million records. In 2004 Mylon was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Life Christian University. In 2005 he was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and in 2007 the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. His latest CDs focus more on worship and praise.
Mylon explains, “Up until 1993, I was a Christian musician who preached a little, worshipped a little, and rocked a lot. I’ll always be thankful for the anointing of God upon my life during that season, and I know that we were being led by His Spirit. But now I take great joy in my assignment as a teacher/preacher and worshiping God has become my lifestyle instead of just my music style. Over these last 30 years, we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people make a decision to make Jesus Christ Lord of their lives. We’ve seen the goodness of God at every turn, and this new season of ministry has become even more amazing than anything we’ve experienced in the past. I have never enjoyed anything as much as ministering the gospel to people and watching it change their lives for the better. It is the best news on this planet! I believe that if we trust God enough to obey Him, He will teach us how to enjoy the goodness of God in the land of the living; where victory is guaranteed!”
“In the last few years we have ministered to millions on TV, and in hundreds of churches, revivals, and crusades. God has allowed us the privilege and honor of teaching His Word at Bible Schools, worship seminars, prisons, motorcycle rallies, Nascar owner/driver chapel services, NFL and NBA chapel services, and Christi’s ladies meetings. We have ministered in the former Soviet Union, Australia, Canada, Israel, the Philippines, Cayman Islands and Mexico to name a few of the nations.
With overcoming faith and increasing understanding of God’s Word and its promises, Mylon is looking forward to the future. Jer. 29:11 NIV says: “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” We believe our future in the Lord is very bright and full of promise.”
Words from the official Mylon LeFevre website.
Sheep In Wolves Clothing
Myrrh Records 1985
Myrrh Records 1983
Brand New Start
MCA Songbird 1982
Weak At The Nees
Warner Bros 1977