Tomlin was born in Grand Saline, Texas in 1972 to Donna and Connie Tomlin. They have two younger brothers, Jones and Cory. Tomlin was handed his first guitar through his father, Connie, as well as learned how to play a guitar by playing along with Willie Nelson records.
Tomlin published his first worship track at age fourteen. After graduation from High School in 1990, he entered college going to study physical therapy, but states he felt God’s phoning to something else. In the mid-1990s Tomlin was a worship innovator at the Dawson McAllister Youngsters Conferences, as well as at various cathedral camps in Texas.
Tomlin attended Tyler Junior College and also Texas A&M University. Right after college, Tomlin and the music group developed while working with the actual Harvest Ministry at The Woodlands United Methodist Church within the Woodlands, Texas in the late nineties. In 1997, youth loudspeaker Louie Giglio asked in case he would be interested in working with the eagerness Conferences. Tomlin has been in which movement ever since.