Contemporary Christian singer, songwriter, and musician who released over thirty chart-topping hits during the 1980s and 1990s.
He grew up in Texas and began playing the piano as a way to escape the abuse of his alcoholic father. By the time he was in his teens, he had already toured the U.S. and Europe as a pianist.
His best known songs included One Small Child and We Are The Reason.
He met his wife Debbie while they were both students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
He and Susie McEntire were inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2011, respectively.