Gary Lee Ernst is an award winning singer-songwriter and front man of the Christian Rock Band IN THE MIDST 777, a hard rock band out of San Diego, CA. When not rocking stages and sharing his message of faith and hope through music, he is out visiting addiction recovery centers and speaking to people who need the same help and inspiration that he once needed in his own life. Through his music and faith, he transformed his own self-inflicted addiction and tragedy into deep purpose, praise and success that captivates and inspires his audience everyday.
Beginning in high school, drug addiction became a constant companion throughout his 8 prison sentences. Gary Lee faced challenges and obstacles that stemmed from his incarceration that today serve to motivate his daily walk in sobriety. He went down many dark paths struggling with his own regrets, anger, rejection and fears before finding purpose through his faith. Today, Gary Lee serves as a sponsor to other men facing addiction challenges; he offers insight, inspiration and through speaking and mentoring and highlights the opportunities that come with sobriety to those who are walking the path he once walked.
As a singer/songwriter, Gary Lee offers music as an integral and creative element of his story. His own experiences and journey inspires as he captivates audiences with compelling musical storytelling.