Christian rock singer who is known for his vocals in the band Petra and who began releasing solo LPs in 1995 with Shake.
He played in a high school band called Vinegar Hills Hometown Band Something Different. He attended the University of Illinois for civil engineering.
Schlitt struggled with alcohol and cocaine abuse, but became a born-again Christian and kicked his addictions.
He married Dorla Schlitt in 1971 and has four children.
Schlitt and two-time Nobel Peace Prize winner John Bardeen attended the University of Illinois.