Rev. Chris (DJ Pastor Rock) is an award-winning musician, songwriter, and vocalist from Buffalo, NY who crafts justice-centered hip-hop and rock with punk rock attitude and accessible pop hooks.
Chris began his career engineering and producing artists at Rented Mule Studios in Western, NY which he co-founded and built.
Writing lyrics and poetry since his early 20's, Chris now focuses on his own solo material. His debut album, Rolling Nation, released in 2022, received critical acclaim and led to the formation of the non-profit, Rolling Nation Network which uses Chris's music to help fund wheelchair vans for people in need. As a Methodist minister, Chris connects his faith work with his art. Beyond his own music, Chris serves as the Co-Chair of the Partnerships Committee of Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD) and can regularly be heard bringing music to spaces focused on justice and inclusion.
DJ Pastor Rock’s live shows feature Chris in his signature clergy robe and rainbow stole as he spreads his message of love, inclusion, and hope for all people on the margins.
Chris's music reflects his eclectic style and influences ranging from Public Enemy to Kelly Clarkson as well as his life as a justice seeker and disabled musician.
"Build me a ramp, or I'll burn to the ground, I'm Bringing Fire!"
“Who let this cripple on the microphone isn’t a rhetorical question for Rev. Chris Wylie. Known as DJ Pastor Rock…”
~ John Loeppky, Canadian Journalist and Founder CRPL Newsletter
“He’s Rolling Loud like a dump truck playing Megadeth, Speaking truth on the mic like a certain dude from Nazareth…” ~ MC Lars
“Chris’s dream is about bringing accessibility into the mainstream…”
~ Laurel O’Conner, Founder, Affirm Fundraising
“All of Chris’s songs showcase his enthusiasm, passion, and positivity.”
~ Shannon Hodson, Former Director of Communications,
Upper NY Conference of The United Methodist Church
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