|Stormie Omartian is an accomplished songwriter and author. Her husband is Grammy-winning record producer Michael Omartian.
A popular speaker at churches, women’s retreats, and conferences nationwide, Stormie is touring throughout the United States in 1999 with the Aspiring Women Conferences. She was a speaker with the Women of Virtue Conferences and has worked with Chuck Colson and Prison Fellowship Ministries. For 20 years Stormie has been encouraging women to pray for their families. She desires to help others become all God created them to be, to establish strong family bonds and marriages, and to be instruments of God’s love.
Her book, Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On, is about walking step by step with God through life’s challenging moments, and learning how to stay in the light of God’s presence while going through difficulties. Omartian explains that when God asks her to do something beyond what is comfortable, she pictures in her mind one or two illuminated steps in a long stairway that is otherwise engulfed in darkness. Using this image as a metaphor for her walk with God, she imparts brief yet powerful lessons about trusting God every day of our lives, looking for the blessing in the moment, and following His lead no matter what the circumstances. People experiencing life changes, facing major decisions, or needing reassurance in their walk will appreciate the candid honesty in this encouraging book.
Other books by Omartian include her best selling 1998 Gold Medallion finalist The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Parent, That’s What Love Is For, Greater Health God’s Way, A Step in the Right Direction, and Stormie - her best-selling autobiography.
Upcoming books are The Power of Praying Together book and study guide, which enables readers to discover a wider, more interactive world of prayer, and The Power of Christmas Prayer (a trade edition of The Child of the Promise with new material), a devotion on the birth of Jesus with a prayer for the modern audience at the end of each chapter.
As a popular media guest, Stormie has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including USA Radio Network, The 700 Club, Homelife, Today’s Issues, Studio 828, KKLA’s Live from LA with Warren Duffy, Parent Talk, and Crosstalk on WTLN.
Stormie was a contributing editor for Virtue magazine for five years and a contributing editor for Total Health magazine for two years with her own regular column called "Body Care." She has written numerous articles for Today’s Christian Woman and Charisma. After teaching exercise and nutrition classes for eight years, Stormie released five exercise videos, including the certified gold video Exercise for Life and Low Impact Aerobic Workout.
As a successful singer, dancer, and actress, Omartian appeared regularly on television programs such as The Dean Martin Show, The Glen Campbell Show, The Mac Davis Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and many more. She also did backup singing for numerous musicians, including Cher, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, and The Imperials. She has written hundreds of song lyrics and recorded six albums with her husband.
Stormie and Michael have been married for 25 years and have 3 children---Christopher, Mandy, and John David.