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David Phelps Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Gaither, Songs, Net Worth

David Phelps Biography

A native of Houston, Texas, David Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter, and vocal arranger best known as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band.

As a solo artist, Phelps has recorded several albums. In 2009, he got nominated for the Dove Award as the Male Vocalist of the Year.

His 2015 record, Freedom, rose to Billboard’s Music Video chart at number 1.

Phelps attended Tomball High School where he graduated in 1988. He went to enroll at Baylor University and graduated in 1992 with a degree in music and vocal performance.

David Phelps Age

Phelps was born on October 21, 1969. He is 51 years old as of 2020.

David Phelps Photo
David Phelps Photo

David Phelps Parents (Family)

Phelps is the son of Gene and Mary Ella Phelps. His father previously worked as an accountant/ banker. He now works as a business and finance tutor at a college in Houston.

His mother, Mary Ella, is a retired English Professor. At the moment, there is no more information available about his parents.

David Phelps Wife

Phelps is married to his wife Lori Purtle Phelps. He and his wife were born on the same date and year. At the moment there is no more information available about his wife.

David Phelps Children

Phelps and his wife Lori Purtle Phelps, have four children together. Their names are Callie, Maggie Beth, David Grant, and Coby.

Callie, Maggie, and Grant appeared on the Gaither Homecoming videos Christmas in the Country and A Time for Joy. The whole family also appeared in the video, The Best of David Phelps from the Homecoming Series.

David Phelps Gaither Vocal Band

Phelps was a member of the Gaither Vocal Band from 1997 to 2005. He later rejoined the band from 2009 to 2017. In the band, he sang the tenor part together with Wes Hampton from 2009 to 2017.

Phelps left the group in 2017 in order to focus on his solo career. In the band, he was replaced by Reggie Smith.

David Phelps Net Worth

Phelps has an estimated net worth of around $20 million.

David Phelps Songs


  • 2006: “The Power of the Dream”
  • 2007: “There Is a Fountain”
  • 2016: “Water” (live)
  • 2017: “Santa Claus, Get Well Soon” (studio)
  • 2020: “Last Night On Earth”

Solo Albums

  • 1994: Journey to Grace
  • 2000: Joy, Joy
  • 2001: David Phelps
  • 2005: Life is a Church
  • 2006: Legacy of Love: David Phelps Live!
  • 2007: No More Night: Live in Birmingham
  • 2007: One Wintry Night
  • 2008: The Voice
  • 2008: O Holy Night [LIVE]
  • 2010: Christmas With D. Phelps [LIVE]
  • 2010: Family Band
  • 2012: Classic
  • 2015: Freedom
  • 2017: Hymnal
  • 2018: It Must Be Christmas

With the Gaither Vocal Band

  • 1998: Still the Greatest Story Ever Told
  • 1999: God Is Good
  • 2001: I Do Believe
  • 2002: Everything Good
  • 2003: A Capella
  • 2004: Best of the Gaither Vocal Band
  • 2009: Reunion Vol. 1 & 2 (live)
  • 2009: Reunited
  • 2010: Better Day (live)
  • 2010: Greatly Blessed
  • 2011: I Am a Promise
  • 2012: Pure and Simple
  • 2014: Hymns
  • 2014: The New Edition
  • 2014: Sometimes It Takes a Mountain
  • 2015: Happy Rhythm
  • 2015: Christmas Collection
  • 2016: Better Together
  • 2019: Reunion (live)
  • 2020: Reunited (live)


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