David Phelps – Net Worth, Wife (Lori Purtle Phelps), Biography

David Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist who has won Dove and Grammy awards as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band.

Biography

He was born on October 21, 1969, in Texas, USA, as David Norris Phelps.

His sister, Sherri Proctor, passed away in September 2012. She used to sing backup vocals for him on tour.

As a teenager, David sang in church.

”I come from a family where music was really important – my mother had this great operatic soprano voice, and my sister, who is older than me, plays classic trumpet, so music is a big thing for us,” Phelps told Broadway World in November 2020.

In 1988, he graduated from Tomball High School.

In 1992, David earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Baylor University.

In 1994, Phelps released his debut solo album, entitled – ”Journey to Grace.”

In 1997, he joined the Gaither Vocal Band, a southern gospel vocal group that started out recording contemporary Christian music in the 80s.

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In 1998, the Gaither Vocal Band released their first album, Still the Greatest Story Ever Told, with David as part of their lineup.

In 2001, Phelps appeared in one episode of the TV series ”Touched by an Angel” as Kyle Winslow.

In 2005, David left the Gaither Vocal Band to focus on his solo career. 

In 2006, he released two albums – ”No More Night: Live in Birmingham” and ”Legacy of Love: David Phelps Live!”

In January 2008, he appeared on the reality TV series ”Extreme Makeover Home Edition” for the Woodhouse family.

In 2009, Phelps received a Dove Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year. In the same year, David returned as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band.

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In 2010, David released two more albums – ”Family Band” and ”Christmas With David Phelps.”

In 2017, he left the Gaither Vocal Band for the second time.

In 2018, his album ”It Must Be Christmas” was released via Spring House.

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Wife

David Phelps is married to Lori Purtle.

”This guy has been my Valentine for close to 30 years,” Lori wrote on her Instagram in 2018. She added: ”He’s a keeper.”

Children

David and Lori have four children – Coby, Grant, Maggie Beth, and Callie.

”My life is about my family right now,” David told Cross Walk in 2006. ”My wife and I have been married 13 years. We try to make God and the worship of God a part of our daily lives.”

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David Phelps – Net Worth

David Phelps Net Worth
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Phelps earned most of his wealth from selling copies of the albums released with the Gaither Vocal Band. Some of the albums include – Better Together, I Am a Promise, Happy Rhythm, Sometimes It Takes a Mountain, The New Edition, Pure and Simple, Best of the Gaither Vocal Band, and Still the Greatest Story Ever Told.

Gaither Music Group has over 40 million in CDs and DVDs sales.

David also released several solo albums, including – It Must Be Christmas, No More Night: Live in Birmingham, Family Band, Christmas With David Phelps, One Wintry Night, Life is a Church, and Journey to Grace.

In 2019, a commercial titled “Google Pixel 4: Captures Santa with Night Sight,” was released. David’s song, Catching Santa, was featured in the commercial. 

Therefore, singer David Phelps has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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