Sandi Patty Biography
Sandi Patty is an American Singer and Actress, known for her Christian and Inspiration songs, which she sings with her exceptional soprano vocal range. Some of her notable songs include “Via Dolorosa”, “How Great Thou Art”, “We Shall Hold Him”, “Love In Any Language”, etc. Patty is also known for starring in the film “The Lion of Judah” (2011).
Sandi Patty Age
Patty was born on July 12, 1956, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. She is therefore 66 years old as of 2022. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of July every year. Her real names are Sandra Faye Patty.
Sandi Patty Height
Patty stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 3 inches.
Sandi Patty Family
Patty was born to her loving late parents, Ron Patty (father) and Carolyn Patty (mother). Her mom was a church pianist and her dad was a music minister.
She grew up in Phoenix and San Diego alongside her 3 siblings: Michael Patty (brother), Craig Patty (brother), and Amy Patty (sister). Her brothers, along with their parents, formed a musical ensemble called “The Ron Patty Family” and performed at various churches across the country during summer breaks. Together, they shared their talents and music with audiences during their nationwide church performances.
Sandi Patty Husband
Patty is married to her lovely spouse, Don Peslis. They tied the knot in the year 1995. There will be an update with further information about the couple as soon as they are available in the limelight.
Sandi Patty Ex-Husband / Divorce
Patty was married to John Helvering for 15 years (1977–1992). In the year 1992, the news of her divorce from John came as a shock to the gospel music industry. The reason behind the split was later disclosed as infidelity, which had a significant impact on her career in the mid-’90s. It was revealed that Patty had engaged in an extramarital affair with her backup singer, Don Peslis, who was also married at the time. Patty filed a divorce from John in the year 1993 and later married Don.
Just two weeks into her marriage with Peslis, rumors of the affair surfaced, and Patty decided to openly confess the truth to her church congregation. During this challenging time, Patty received support from Charles Schulz, the renowned creator of the Peanuts comic strip. Schulz made a reference to Patty in one of his comic strips, and Patty expressed her appreciation for the kind gesture. Her acknowledgment of Schulz’s support can be found in a recent spiritual biography dedicated to Schulz’s life and work.
Sandi Patty Children
As a blended family, Patty and her current husband Don are proud parents to a total of eight children. Over the years, their family has expanded, and they now have the joy of having eight grandchildren as well. Four kids: Anna, John, Jennifer, and Erin are the kids of Patty and her ex-husband John Helvering. The other 4 kids are now for Patty and her current husband Don Peslis.
Sandi Patty Net Worth
Patty has an estimated net worth of $20 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Singer and Actress.
Sandi Patty Education
Patty is a proud alumnus of Crawford High School in San Diego, Anderson University in Anderson, IN, and San Diego State University. At Anderson University, she pursued her studies in voice under the guidance of soprano Greta Dominic, but she ultimately graduated with a focus on conducting. During her time at Anderson University, she also took on work as a studio musician for local recording studios. In this role, she contributed as a background vocalist and recorded commercial jingles, such as one for Juicy Fruit Gum.
Sandi Patty Career
She released her 1st album, “For My Friends”, independently. In the year 1979, she signed with Singspiration! and released her 1st professional record, Sandi’s Song. Due to a mistake in the labeling, her name was listed as Sandi Patti, and she used that name for the next one-and-a-half decades before changing it to Sandi Patty.
Her career took off after winning two GMA Dove Awards in the year 1982 and singing backup for the Bill Gaither Trio. Two years later, she headlined her 1st national tour and gained national recognition when her performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was included in the ABC Statue of Liberty re-dedication broadcast in the year 1986. This led to appearances on mainstream television shows like The Tonight Show and Christmas in Washington. She also sang the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 multiple times.
In the year 1990, Patty released the popular record Another Time…Another Place, included the inspirational single “I’ll Give You Peace”. The album reached #2 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. Patty’s concerts were extremely successful, often selling out arenas and concert halls across the United States. She had a busy schedule, performing over 200 concerts a year and managing a large staff.
During her peak years, Patty was known as the singer who is highest-paid in the industry of Christian music, earning over $100,000 per appearance. This was mainly due to her extensive touring and high-profile public engagements.
From 2010 to Present
In the year 2010, Patty released The Edge of the Divine, an album with new songs and a duet with Heather Payne. It was accompanied by a book with the same title. In the following year, she released Broadway Stories, showcasing her talent for stage standards and pop tunes from the Great American Songbook. The album was praised for her commanding vocals and orchestral arrangements.
In the year 2012, Patty received rave reviews for her performance as Dolly Levi in the concert stage version of “Hello, Dolly!” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She served as a judge and mentor for the Songbook Academy, a summer program for high school students, for 1 year (2012-2013).
Two years later, Patty retired from touring to spend more time with her grandchildren. In the year 2016, she released Forever Grateful, an album featuring new and re-recorded songs, and embarked on a farewell tour with the same title until the year 2017. She is the Artist in Residence at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. In the year 2020, Patty revealed that she had tested positive for coronavirus. She released a video urging her fans to take the disease seriously and follow safety measures.
Sandi Patty Songs
Patty has released multiple songs such as;
- God Bless America
- Morning Like This
- Love will be our home
- They could not
- Because of who you are
- Upon This Rock
- Was It A Morning Like This
- In The Name Of The Lord
- How Majestic Is Your Name
- Another Time Another Place
- Christmas Blessings
- An American Songbook
Sandi Patty Books / Author
Patty has authored the following books;
- Broken on the Back Row
- I’ve Just Seen Jesus
- Le Voyage
- Falling Forward… into His Arms of Grace
- “The Voice: Listening for God’s Voice and Finding Your Own”
- A New Day: A Guided Journal
- The Edge of the Divine
- Sam’s Rainbow
- Merry Christmas, With Love
Sandi Patty Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 57K followers on Instagram.