Later a CT Scan showed that only two-thirds of his
heart was working. The other third of his heart was black which means
there was no blood flowing through it. Doctors informed Mylon that this
was due to his past lifestyle of drug abuse. They warned Mylon that should he continue
touring he would further damage his heart and and possibly suffer fatal
consequences! But against the physicians advice Mylon
honoured his schedule and completed his obligations and finished his concert tours.
timing of this diagnosis couldn't have been worse it would appear. Here
God was blessing Mylon's ministry. Mylon and Broken heart had sold
millions of records and had earned two Dove Awards and one Grammy. Many
young people were making decisions to follow Christ. Mylon was being
obedient to the Lord and was doing all he could for him. Yet right while
all seemed to be doing so well, Mylon is told he has a serious heart
condition. It would seem like a major set back had just happened.
But that is not the end of the story, that is not the end of Mylon's
personal ministry. Some faith lessons were about to be learned and God
would make some changes in Mylon's life and ministry. God always
responds to a hungry heart. As Mylon drew near to God in looking for
answers regarding healing and needing a miracle, God drew near to Him
and had some divine appointments lined up as we shall see.
In January of 1990 Mylon and Broken Heart were scheduled to go to
the Philippines for a crusade. Doctors warned him about
going, but again Mylon wanted to go as this trip was previously
flying for nearly 30 hours, Mylon arrived in the Philippines extremely
tired. Before checking in Mylon walked around the lobby and went into a
little gift shop. While walking around the store his eyes were drawn to a little book.
This was the
only book in the shop that was in English. It wasn't by the rest of the
books but was by the shaving creams etc. The book was called
"God's Medicine" by
Kenneth Hagin. At the time Mylon
didn't know Kenneth Hagin. Mylon went to the counter to pay for
the book. The cashier informed Mylon that they don't sell those kind of
books in their store and that he could have the book. Mylon checked in
and went to his Hotel room and read the entire book. Reading this book
brought hope to Mylon about healing though some of the things he
read had never been taught to him Though Mylon
didn't understand it all, it started a process through which Mylon
became more open to the word of faith. He would check out the scriptures
and would even read the entire chapters to insure proper context. You
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After the completion of the week long crusade in
the Philippines, a total of over 10,000 kids gave their lives to Jesus.
But Mylon physically felt sore the entire time.
Back in the US, Mylon continued following
doctors instruction for diet, exercise, etc. But Mylon continued to dig
deeper into the book by
Kenneth Hagin and deeper into the Bible.
March of 1990, Mylon went to stay with his brother in Panama City Beach
in Florida. Mylon was using this time off to fast and pray and seek God.
He was reading a book by T.L. Osborne entitled
"Healing the Sick".
Though he didn't know at the time but
Kenneth and Gloria Copeland were
ministering in Panama City and were staying in a condo just 100 yards
from where Mylon was staying. About the third day into his fast,
Mylon prayed and asked the Lord for the ability to understand what he
had been reading on healing. He said that if God had to, he could
send an angel to him to help him understand.
that day as he was walking along the beach he walked by a woman who he
would be later introduced to. This woman was Gloria Copeland. As the two
walked past each other, the Lord spoke to Gloria and gave her
instructions that she was to minister healing to this man. Later by
divine appointment Mylon met the Copeland's and this is what Gloria told
Mylon. "God spoke to me that He had called you to do something, that
there was something wrong in your body, and that He wanted to heal you.
God also told me that I should teach you what He had taught me about the
things Jesus said and did concerning sickness, disease, and healing. God
told me I was to lay hands on you, and he was going to heal you."
Kenneth Copeland wanted to insure that Mylon was
no longer hoping but believing for his healing. So he took him through
different scriptures until Mylon understood that healing was part of
salvation. Mylon prayed according to Mark 11:22-24. The Copeland's laid
hands on Mylon and prayed. Though physically Mylon didn't feel much
different. Something had changed in his spirit. The next day he
was inspired and the song Invincible Love came to him.
During that time different well meaning Christians
challenged Mylon that he was putting God to a foolish test by continuing
to minister and not listen to the doctors. But Mylon's reply was "God
said, I sent My Word and healed them, and My Words are life to them and
health to all their flesh" (Psalm 107:20;Prov 4:22)
Over a period of time and standing on the Word of
God did Mylon indeed see his body line up with the word of God. Mylon
was healed! Mylon learned a lesson that so many of us have yet to
learn; that God is waiting for us to seek Him and believe Him.
God responds to those who believe and apply His Word.
1991 Mylon changed some direction with his
ministry. He and Broken Heart sensed the original ministry vision God
had given them was complete. His band Broken Heart was disbanded and Mylon put together a new music project with some new musicians. The
album was called
Faith, Hope and Love. Enclosed with the album is a summary of
events from Mylon. In it he states;
"This album is the reflection of the changes
God made in me, my family, and my band by the promises and provisions in
his Word. These songs simply testify to God's power, love and
faithfulness to us. Praise God for the victory we have in Christ Jesus,
He is Lord!
I feel like a new man and I thank God for
this new direction, new friends, new music and His fresh new anointing.
. . . "
In the years to follow Mylon
would make a significant change in his life in regards to ministry. He
left Contemporary Christian Music and went into full time preaching.
Since Mylon received his healing he was as strong as ever and enjoys
all types of outdoor activities such as: tennis, racquetball, downhill
skiing, scuba diving, and riding his Harley.
of the relationship
that was formed with Ken and Gloria Copeland, Mylon and his wife
Christi moved from Atlanta and are now under the Copeland's spiritual covering
in Texas which is led by Pastor's George and Terri
Today Mylon and Christi minister the Word of faith
in churches all over the world. They have ministered on Christian TV, at
revivals, crusades, Bible Schools, Worship Seminars, Motorcyle Rallies,
NFL and NBA chapel services, Nascar chapel services and ladies meetings.
They are also committed to minister with
Ministries which ministers in prisons across America. Mylon and Christi have also had numerous
missionary opportunities in various parts of the world.
Pictured below is Mylon and Christi as guests on
James and Betty Robison's TV Show called Life Today.
It aired on November 22, 2013.
partnering up with
Ministries to help them minister and fulfill
God's call for this ministry. Many of you know the
type of preacher this man is. God has certainly anointed this man to
preach and anyone that has met and heard Christi
knows too that this godly woman walks in an
anointing to minister as well. They are a wonderful,
While ministering in Jerusalem, Mylon and Christi
visited Christ Church which
is the oldest Protestant
Church in the Middle East
Pictured below is
Mylon with Peter
Furler and Third day
Gospel Ship together
on November 9th
In August of 2013
Mylon was a guest at
Elvis week. Here he
is with some of the
Mylon sang with them
50 years earlier and
later these men
would be the back up
singers for Elvis
Go on to page 3
To read about
Mylon's induction into the GMA Music Hall of Fame
to go to page 3.