Stormie Omartian is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that beautifully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances.
The strength and transparency of Omartian’s message has driven her books to the top of bestselling lists and earned many prestigious awards. More than eight million copies of The Power of a Praying® Wife, The Power of a Praying® Parent, The Power of a Praying® Husband, The Power of a Praying® Woman, and The Power of Praying™Together have been sold and the collection has spun off more than 40 ancillary and licensed products. In May 2002, The Power of a Praying® Wife broke a 21-year industry record by claiming the number one spot on the CBA Marketplace bestsellers list for 27 consecutive months. It has stayed on the bestseller’s list for over 5 years. In 1998, it was named a Gold Medallion Finalist and in 2001, 2002, and 2003, for an unprecedented three years in a row, it was named a finalist for The Charles “Kip” Jordan Christian Book of the Year Award. In addition to spending 32 consecutive months on the CBA Marketplace bestsellers list, reaching the number one position, The Power of a Praying® Husband was honored in 2002 with a Gold Medallion Award. Omartian’s other bestselling books are Stormie, Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On, and her latest book, The Prayer That Changes EverythingTM.
A sought-after media guest, Omartian has been interviewed on The 700 Club and many other national programs aired on the LeSea Broadcasting Network, Christian Television Network, Cornerstone Television, Inspirational Network, The Lutheran Hour Ministries Network, Moody Broadcasting Network, USA Radio Network, American Family Radio Network, and WVCY Radio Network. She has also been featured in publications such as USA Today, Shine, Profile, Publishers Weekly, Today’s Christian Woman, and Marriage Partnership.
As a young singer, dancer, and actress, Omartian appeared on The Dean Martin Show, The Glen Campbell Show, The Mac Davis Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and many other variety shows. She also sang backup for Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, The Imperials, and other well-known artists. Omartian and her husband, Michael, have written hundreds of songs, including the Christian musical, Child of the Promise. They have put together a praise and worship CD, also called The Prayer That Changes Everything, released by Integrity Music. It is a beautiful collection of familiar worship songs plus original music by Michael and Stormie. The album is arranged and produced by Michael. Stormie says, “Michael has written some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard on this CD. It makes me cry every time I listen to it because I sense the Spirit of the Lord in it.” The Omartians have been married for 30 years and have three grown children.