Joseph Solomon has been making Christian viral videos for almost a decade. He started his YouTube channel chaseGodtv in June 2012, which now has over 15 million views and almost 600,000 subscribers. The extraordinarily talented Solomon has shared the teachings of Jesus Christ through music, poetry, videography, and life experiences resulting in hundreds of videos that impacted millions of people around the world.
Solomon grew up in a Christian household. His father was an elder and his mother played piano in their Texas church.
On chaseGod.tv, the description says Solomon’s desire is to show Christians “practical ways to understand and live out the faith… He knew that he was not perfect himself, so the only way to teach other imperfect people how to strive for perfection was to point them to Someone who already embodies that. Every webisode is an attempt to approach common struggles and questions through the lens of the Gospel of Christ.”
During the “Flights & Feelings” podcast Solomon released on August 17, 2021, titled “The Shores Somewhere Over Here,” Solomon unpacked a social media post where he told the world he’s not a Christian anymore.
It appears Solomon has deleted many of his popular videos that he apparently no longer agrees with on his YouTube channel. His Christian videos can still be found online where others have uploaded them, but Solomon has asked that even some of those be taken down.
Joseph Solomon: ‘I’m Not a Christian’
Solomon started his recent podcast by saying, “You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube…I wish I could put the toothpaste back in the tube.”
Before 2020, most people knew Solomon as the “Christian YouTuber guy” or the “Christian poet” or the “Christian worship leader/singer” — but whatever the description, it was prefaced by “Joseph Solomon the Christian,” Solomon explained.
“It took a lot of people by surprise when I posted something on Twitter and reposted a screenshot of it on my Instagram,” he said. The tweet read: “I’m not a Christian. Maybe I’ll explain that further at some point on a podcast or something, but I’m really in no rush. I figured I’d at least just set context for any inquiring minds…” Solomon told his followers that any questions in the comments or direct messages regarding his announcement would go unanswered.