Christian rock star Trey Pearson, the lead singer of Everyday Sunday, came out gay Tuesday in an emotional letter to fans.

The 35-year-old Pearson discussed his sexuality for the first time publicly in a letter first published by the Religious News Service.

“To make an extremely long story short, I have come to be able to admit to myself, and to my family, that I am gay,” Pearson wrote.

“I grew up in a very conservative Christian home where I was taught that my sexual orientation was a matter of choice, and had put all my faith into that. I had never before admitted to myself that I was gay, let alone to anyone else. I never wanted to be gay. I was scared of what God would think and what all of these people I loved would think about me; so it never was an option for me. I have been suppressing these attractions and feelings since adolescence. I’ve tried my whole life to be straight. I married a girl, and I even have two beautiful little kids. My daughter, Liv, is six and my son, Beckham, is two,” the 35-year-old wrote.

“Trying not to be gay, has only led to a desire for intimacy in friendships which pushed friends away, and it has resulted in a marriage where I couldn't love or satisfy my wife in a way that she needed.”

“I trust God to help love do the rest,” the singer concluded.

Pearson's story will be featured in an upcoming cover for Columbus' 614 Magazine. In the article, Pearson says coming out was “never an option” for him.

The Columbus, Ohio-based Everyday Sunday broke into the Billboard 200 chart with its 2009 album Best Night of Our Lives.