Christian singer who wrote the modern classics "Awesome God" and "Sometimes by Step" who died in a car accident.
He said in interviews he spent a decade miserable and tormented, before finding God at the age of thirty and starting his career as a songwriter.
He took a vow of poverty and gave away the proceeds from his works while living in a trailer on a Navajo reservation.
He was born into a devout Quaker family and grew up learning to play hymns and harmony from his grandmother.
Chris Tomlin was another popular Christian singer.