Micah Stampley is an American gospel singer-songwriter, actor, international recording artist, and well-renowned worship leader.
He was born, Micah Keith Stampley, on September 7, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Delmarie Stampley, the fifth of eight children.
He exhibited his musical talent from the tender age of four. By age seven, he was directing the church choir and teaching vocal arrangements and harmonies.
Micah grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Below is a detailed biography of Micah Stampley.
Micah Stampley Full Name, Age, Early Life, and Hometown
He was born Micah Keith Stampley on the 7th of September, 1971. He is 48 years old. Micah grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Stampley spent his youth soaking up the sounds of Andrae Crouch, Michael W. Smith, and Shirley Caesar as well as Michael Jackson, Billy Ocean and Cyndi Lauper.
Stampley graduated from Natchitoches Central High School where he earned several music awards.
By age 13 he was serving as the minister of music together with his brother (who was his best friend) in their father’s church.
Micah Stampley Family and Personal Life
He was born Micah Keith Stampley, in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Delmarie Stampley, the fifth of eight children.
In 1998, Micah married Heidi, and together, they have six children, five boys, and a girl. They are the co-founders of Interface Entertainment and Operation I Believe, Inc.
It’s a 501 non-profit organization, launched in 2006 with platforms that include humanitarian and outreach initiatives. Micah is a third-generation licensed preacher.
Micah’s daughter Mary died on the 22nd of October,2019. The press release on Micah’s Facebook page indicated that Mary Stampley died “due to complications with a seizure.” The exact cause of the seizure was not revealed.
She is survived by her parents, as well as her five brothers, Brandon, Micah II, Adam, David, and Desmond.
Micah Stampley Career, Awards, and Nominations
Stampley sang, between 1994 and 1997, in Rev. Earl Johnson’s church in Pasadena, California. Then he went back to Louisiana, at his father’s church music department.
In 1998 he married Heidi Jones, a fellow gospel singer and nursing student.
Heidi has been instrumental in her husband’s career, writing several songs for his debut album.
In 1999 the couple relocated to New Orleans when Stampley accepted a position as the assistant choir director and musician for Bishop Paul Morton’s Greater St. Stephen’s Church.
In 2003 Stampley became assistant minister of music at St. Agnes Baptist Church in Houston. Organist Marcus Dawson, an associate of Bishop T. D. Jakes, noticed Stampley’s voice.
The following January Stampley won the 2004 Stellar Award Gospel Star Search competition. Stampley signed a record contract with Jakes and Dawson, refusing some other labels.
In March 2005, he became the second male gospel artist to have a high debut on the Billboard’s chat when his first album, The Songbook of Micah, debuted at number three of Billboard’s chart.
In 2014 he shared the same stage with Donnie McClurkin and other prominent gospel ministers at the Experience, an annual event held in Nigeria. Over 600,000 people attended.
On May 20, 2016, he released his next album: “To the King: Vertical Worship”.
This album featured hit songs from previous albums as well as fresh sounds like the hit single “Be Lifted” which was named as one of the top hot new songs in 2016 by BlackGospel.com. The album debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album Chart.
Stampley has been nominated for many awards and he has won quite a number of them. Notable among them is the Stellar Star Search Award in 2014.
Micah Stampley Latest Songs and Social Media Handles
The singer has quite a number of songs to his credit. Among them are the worldwide hits You Are Lord, This God is Too Good, We Lift You Up, Provider among others. You can listen to and download Micah’s music here.
His official Instagram username is @officialmicahstampley. He is known on Twitter as @MicahStampley. His Facebook account is Micah Stampley.