Atlanta-based international singer-songwriter Stephanie Staples has ministered and performed around the world for nearly two decades, taking her passionate and contemplative music to a variety of venues in the USA, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Canada, and across the United Kingdom and Europe.
Staples has written and recorded six full albums and an EP to be released in 2017. Her first album, Breathe on Me, was first released in 2001 and then re-released in 2003 with two additional songs. Her sophomore project, Face to Face, was released in 2006, followed by Journey Home (2007), Sing over Me (2010), and the Advent/Christmas album Emmanuel in 2013.
But it is in her live performances that Staples truly shines, captivating audiences and fostering a reflective and prayerful atmosphere as she pours the full depth of her experience into her music, not shying away from the reality of suffering and dark times but nevertheless reflecting a light that persists through it all.
Staples’ 2017 EP reproduces this sense of presence from her live shows with a simple, authentic sound that transports the listener to a peaceful, reflective, and encouraging place in the midst of the storms of life.
Staples has shared the stage with a variety of artists, including Third Day, Tammy Trent, Newsong, Jaci Velasquez. Perhaps most notably, she has joined Third Day’s Mac Powell for a powerful rendition of the duet “God of Wonders” before an audience of 20,000 at New Zealand’s Parachute Music Festival. She has also made many trips to Brooklyn, New York to minister at Teen Challenge, an organization founded by David Wilkerson to help the addicted. Her long list of credits includes festivals, retreats, universities, schools (elementary, middle, and high schools), churches, conferences, campus ministries, multiple centers for disadvantaged youth/inner city ministries, military bases, and shelters for the homeless.
Staples currently resides in Suwanee, GA, with her husband, Erik, their daughter Scotlyn, and two cats, Java and Edward.