Last Friday, the world of Christian rock music mourned the loss of Grammy-award-winning artist Mylon LeFevre, a prominent member of the iconic band Mylon and Broken Heart.
LeFevre passed away at the age of 78 due to complications from cancer, leaving behind a legacy that has touched countless lives.
Mylon LeFevre’s musical journey was marked by remarkable achievements, with over 20 albums to his name. His crowning achievement came in 1987 when he received Grammy and Dove Awards for his acclaimed album “Crack the Sky.” His remarkable contributions to the Christian music scene led to his induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2005, solidifying his place as a legend in the genre.
On the day following his passing, Mylon’s wife, Christi, shared a heartfelt tribute on social media. She expressed her deep love for her late husband, reminiscing about his passion for spreading the message of Christianity. Mylon and Broken Heart were instrumental in leading over 250,000 young people to Jesus, leaving an indelible mark on the Christian music landscape.
While Mylon cherished his years of music ministry and the countless lives touched by his songs, his greatest joy was in teaching the Word of God. His broadcast, “On the Road to Freedom,” became a powerful platform for spreading spiritual wisdom and uplifting messages.
Mylon LeFevre’s journey in the music industry began at a young age when Elvis Presley recorded a song he had written at just 17 years old, titled “Without Him.” This breakthrough moment opened doors to collaborations with music legends like George Harrison, Greg Allman, Little Richard, and Eric Clapton in the late 1970s.
However, a pivotal turning point occurred in 1980 when Mylon LeFevre experienced a life-altering transformation at a concert. He dedicated his life to Christ, marking the beginning of a new chapter in his musical career.
In recent years, Mylon and Christi LeFevre embarked on a global journey to spread the Word of God. Their YouTube channel, “On The Road To Freedom,” attracted over 8,000 subscribers, providing a digital platform to share the Gospel with a wider audience.
Mylon LeFevre’s final musical offering, “Bow Down,” was released in 2003 and produced by his son-in-law, Peter Furler, the former lead singer of Newsboys.
Throughout his battle with cancer, Mylon LeFevre remained steadfast in his faith. Christi LeFevre recalled that even in the face of intense suffering, her husband never wavered in his declaration that “JESUS IS MY HEALER.” He fought valiantly until the end, exemplifying the verse from II Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
In a poignant message, Christi LeFevre conveyed that her husband had achieved what he once referred to as “the first day of forever.” She expressed her profound gratitude for being entrusted with Mylon’s companionship for 25 years and signed off with an emotional declaration of love.
Mylon LeFevre’s passing has left a void in the Christian music community, with fellow artists expressing their condolences and reflecting on his enduring legacy. John Cooper, the lead vocalist of Christian rock band Skillet, described Mylon as a hero and mentor, while Bryan Duncan, known for his solo work and involvement with Sweet Comfort Band and Bryan Duncan & the Nehosoul Band, bid farewell to his friend.
Steven Curtis Chapman, another prominent figure in contemporary Christian music, honored Mylon by playing a song written by him in a Facebook video. The song, “Without Him,” had a profound impact on Chapman’s life, becoming a cherished family memory and a source of inspiration for his own music.
Mylon LeFevre’s legacy lives on not only in his music but also in the countless lives he touched with his unwavering faith and dedication to spreading the message of Christ.