In 1984, at the age of five, Chris Greenwood lost his father to suicide. A few years after, at bible camp, he became a Christian.
Around the age of fourteen, Greenwood invested himself into skateboarding and aspired to make it a career. He, however, experienced an accident in 1998 which crippled his dreams to become a pro skater.
After hearing God tell him to turn his attention to music, Greenwood began songwriting and started his career as a Christian artist.
In 2001, Chris debuted his first EP, Mislead Youth, under the name Manafest. The EP garnered “Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year” for the song “Freedom” at the GMA Canada Covenant Awards.
With his singles even charting on Billboard Christian Songs list, Manafest received multiple awards and nominations for “Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year”, “Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year” and several Juno awards.