Nick & Kathleen Chokas

Writing & Singing Encouraging Christian Music for the Glory of God

Two Ordinary people that Praise & Worship One Extraordinary God

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About Nick & Kathleen Chokas

Nick & Kat are probably one of the most laid back, down-to-earth couples you'll meet. Their desire and passion is simple - Write songs and make music that will help save, heal, encourage and connect with people no matter where they are in their Walk of Faith.

For both of them, music has always been a part of their lives. Starting in elementary school, Nick began playing the flute and Kat began playing the piano. From then on God has added the desire to sing, play more instruments, and write songs.

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Nick & Kat actually grew up together pretty much their entire lives because their Dads worked together and their families both went to FGI Church - But it wasn't until 2008 on a Youth Mission Trip that God met the desires of their heart and opened their eyes to eachother. Ever since their first date they knew they were meant to be together. As they've laughed together, cried together, went on church mission trips together, sang in church together, and prayed together, it was inevitable for them to become best friends for life. It is both of their prayers that God continues to use them in a mighty way to reach the world around us.

Since they've been together, they had their ups and downs like any normal couple does, but through it all they've grown more in love with eachother and have risen to a place in their natural and spiritual lives that they never thought they could reach. Still firmly planted at FGI Church where they are proud, highly involved members, they both now help lead the Music Ministry and there is no greater calling for them - MUSIC! Here's a small clip of them doing what they love - singing in their home church and praising God with the congregation!



It is amazing what happens when God writes your Love Story - God is Good all the time and He has surely blessed them!

Their Engagement Story [written by Nick]

Our 2 year anniversary was on October 10th, but it was a Sunday so I told Kathleen we would celebrate it on the 23rd instead. So that day, I took her down to Saybrook Point where we spent the morning/early afternoon at their spa and got [amazing] massages. Then we ate lunch at Terra Mar Restaurant right in the same area overlooking the harbor. Next, I took her to Eastern Point Beach Park [her favorite spot since she was little] to open the presents that we got for each other. We went to the back area where there was a bench on the rocks next to the water. I made her a scrapbook that had things over the past 2 years (our 1 year, our family vacations, Africa trip, birthdays, etc.). On The 2nd to last page I put the lyrics to a song that we talked about having played at our wedding...and the bridge section talks about the guy asking for the girl's hand on an Autumn day. After reading that she turned slowly and looked at me suspiciously lol. Then on the last page it contained the rest of the lyrics to the song and the words "Will You Marry Me?" in big, pink (her favorite color) letters...and during this time I got down on one knee and [with tears in my eyes...(yes I admitted it)] asked Kathleen to marry me :-) Neither of us know what I said during that time because we were pretty much both lost in the moment. Later that night we went out to eat with both our families to celebrate!! A perfect ending to a perfect day. And THAT is the story of our engagement :-)

More Details!

Nick

  • Occupation: Sr. Systems/Software Engineer at a Bio-Pharmaceutical company
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Food(s): Sushi!
  • Likes: Writing/making music, coding, church, hiking, COFFEE, spending time with friends/family, singing, gaming, learning about the newest techy stuff, figuring out how things work
  • 3 Artists I love: Steven Curtis Chapman, Crabb Family, Chris Tomlin
Nick's Songwriting Roots

Kat

  • Occupation: Client Liason at a Business Management Consulting firm
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Food(s): Mexican food, pizza, SWEETS!
  • Likes: Reading a good book, spending time with friends/family, coffee, SHOPPING, traveling, singing, playing piano, church, the ocean/beach, anything pink!
  • 3 Artists I love: Crabb Family, Unspoken, Collingsworth Family

Encouraging

Without question, there is no greater life to live than the one God has for you. Nick and Kat don't have testimonies that involve overcoming drug, alcohol, family or marriage related struggles - Instead their testimony proclaims the KEEPING Power of Almighty God! Of course "life happens" to them just like everyone else, but they want the world to know that if you will keep God first in your life, trust in Him, and seek after His righteousness, you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, and Abundant Life! Their music aims to preach this message.

Singing

Kathleen grew up singing...Nick, not so much :-) But ever since they both started in the Youth Choir at their home church, the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church, their love & desire to sing converged. Fast forward to today and you'll find them both helping lead worship and singing specials on a regular basis at FGIC.

Writing

Inspired by a man's moving testimony at church one Sunday night, Nick began jotting down lyrics to a song. This is where it all started! From that point on, writing turned into an unforeseen passion. No matter where he is, Nick draws inspiration from his life experiences, daily interactions, the Bible, church and his genuine faith and love for Jesus Christ.

Nick's Songwriting Roots

Original Music

Below you will find a list of their original songs, along with the Lyrics, Chord Sheets, and References.

Ask, Seek, Knock

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About the Song

Nick wanted to write a song that a church congregation or group of believers could sing as a unified body - Asking, Seeking, and Knocking for the physical, spiritual and life-changing things. The Bridge says "We know You're in this place, now ANYTHING can change" - This encompasses anything you have need of by placing Bold Faith in God, believing He has the power to do anything, including the impossible. What are you asking God for? What are you seeking Him for? Do you believe anything can change when God shows up??

Nick & Kat pray that you feel the same presence of God that they felt while recording this song.

Blood Divine

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About the Song

When some people first hear about the Blood of Jesus - how it "washed away" our sins and redeemed us - their first thought is 'that is crazy!' 'How is that even possible?' 'How could His Blood do that for us?' 'I don't believe that for a second!' But as a Born Again believer when you realize just how powerful and critical Jesus Blood' was for us, there's only one word that can aptly sum up His Blood - DIVINE! His Blood healed, saved, redeemed and restored and gave us a brand new life...His Blood justfified and sanctified us...His Blood will carry us from Death to Life both spiritually and one day physically - His Blood is Divine!

I Will Be Still

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About the Song

Based off of Nick's favorite scripture, "Be still, and know that I am God", he wanted to write a song that speaks to people who are going through a struggle, trial, or season in their life that requires complete Faith and Trust in God. He wrote the lyrics, especially the bridge, while reflecting on what a Potter does to the clay that they're working with.

"Invade" is an intrusive word...sometimes when we come to a place of desperation we have to ask God to completely take control of our Heart, Soul and Mind...To reach into the deep places of our heart and remove the impurities/unwanted pieces...To break us down so He can build us back up. God's breaking process is not comfortable...it even hurts...but it teaches us that when we are weak, He is strong, and as a result we rise up again stronger and victorious.

It is abundantly clear why God told Jeremiah to go and observe the Potter. Know this - God does His best work through the darkest times in our life, as He prepares us for greater things...as He prepares us for His purpose. Just as clay pots are finalized in extreme heat and diamonds are formed under extreme pressure, so too is our life formed and strengthened through the fire. Being still, and knowing that God is God encompasses this entire process.

Nick & Kat pray that this song encourages, blesses, and helps heal anyone who may be going through something that requires them to relinquish themselves to God the Potter. Be still, let go and let God have His way and live through you!

Jesus, Our Redeemer

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About the Song

While praying one morning the lyrics of this song started coming to Nick. This is an emotional, prayerful song of Jesus as our Redeemer. Thanking Him that we are no longer slaves, that He took our place, that He broke the chains off our life, that we can call on His Name and Hell has to obey!...Thanking Him that we are FREE!

The Lord He Will Provide

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About the Song

A choir/ensemble song - The message and lyrics are simple...The Lord He will Provide for me & the Devil can't take what Jehovah provides! Declare it over your entire life!

The Only One

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In 2013 Nick & Kat went to Colorado on vacation. It was absolutely beautiful there and overall it was just an amazing experience and can't wait to go back. One day they drove down to Colorado Springs to visit the 'Garden of the Gods' which is public park with amazing geological formations. They recieved a pamphlet which explained the history of this huge area, telling of the different tribe's traditions of how their gods formed it, etc. - but Nick quickly realized that this place should be called The 'Garden of The God' because there is only ONE God that formed the moutains, rocks, oceans and valleys. This got Nick going - We don't serve many gods or Allah or Muhammad or Buddha...We serve the one and only true God, the creator of the universe, the only God that is alive in us, the only God with Redeeming Blood, the only God that we will trust!

Power - Worship Medley

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About the Song

This song started off as a simple chorus & bridge, but Nick & Kat couldn't stop adding more lyrics to it, so it became a medley of simple, yet powerful words declaring our desire for God's Power to come and change our lives & this world - In Jesus Name we declare His Church will have Victory!

While I'm Living

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Tomorrow is not promised - Paul's words in Galatians still ring true and we live in a 'present evil world'. While we're here on earth...While we're still alive...While we still have breath, let us take every opportunity to praise and worship Our God! Worship Him with everything we have inside of us...Praise Him in everything we do...Praise Him in everything that we'll go through in this current life. One day we will see Jesus face to face, but until then, let us SHOUT His Praise!!!

You Are With Us

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About the Song

2017 brought a lot of different tragedies - From my cousin passing away way too soon due to cancer, to the Texas and LA shootings, to the natural disasters that hit us and abroad - The words to this song came to me while thinking & meditating about everything that went on. It is good to know that Jesus is with us through all of our darkest seasons and all our fiery trials.

We pray this song speaks to you no matter what you have faced, are currently facing, or will face in the future.

You Chose The Cross

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About the Song

Sometimes we forget that Jesus willingly CHOSE to die on a Cross for us. While He was sitting on the Throne in the grandeur and splendor of Heaven, He chose to come to Earth to brutally die on a Cross for Mankind's Redemption. He showed His Mercy and Love to us by paying the ultimate price and left the comfort and glory of Heaven to do so.

Your Love, Your Promise

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This is a unique song Nick wrote based on a few of the most popular scriptures in the Bible:
- Jeremiah 29:11
- Psalm 23
- John 3:16
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Every single promise that God has given us, is a result of His Love for us. His thoughts towards us are not evil and His plans are to prosper us and give us a future...because He loves us
As our Shepherd, He leads and guides us...because He loves us
He gave His only begotten Son and Jesus willingly died on a Cross...because He loves us
And finally, the Bible says, "God is Love" God's Love is patient towards us...It is kind towards us...It is selfless towards us for if God was selfish, He would have not given us a Free Will. God's Love prevails in our life...It endures with us through the fire. And soon and very soon, His unrelenting, unending Love for us is going to defeat the Devil once and for all, and we are going to live with Jesus forever and ever.
So at the end of this physical life...When all is said and done...and even after 10,000 years in Heaven, we will still sing this -- God's love NEVER fails!
THIS is His Love for us and His Promise to us.

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