Christopher Anthony John Martin was born in Whitestone, Devon, England. His parents are: Anthony Martin, a retired accountant, and Alison Martin, a music teacher. Martin was educated at the pre-preparatory Hylton School and the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School where he found his passion for music. After Exeter Cathedral School, Martin boarded at Sherborne School in Dorset, where he met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey.
Martin continued his studies at University College London (UCL), staying at Ramsay Hall, where he read Ancient World Studies and graduated with first-class honours in Greek and Latin. At UCL, he met future Coldplay bandmates. Since the release of their first album Parachutes in 2000, the band has had internationally recognized fame and success. To date, they have released seven studio albums in total including A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto, Ghost Stories, and A Head Full of Dreams. Martin has been involved with a few charities and is the current creative director of Global Citizen Festival. Martin has stated to be an “all-theist” in his faith beliefs. For more of Chris’ bio, click here!
Pray for Chris Martin this week, that he may encounter God’s unconditional love, grace, mercy and peace in a personal and powerful way! Pray that he would find his purpose and worth in His creator! Pray for God’s blessings and guidance over Chris’ professional and personal life!