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Harvest House author receives ECPA Pinnacle Award


EUGENE, Ore. (Nov. 18, 2020) – Stormie Omartian is only the third recipient to receive the prestigious Pinnacle Award presented by the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association. This high honor recognizes the impact of Omartian’s The Power of a Praying® (Harvest House Publishers) series on the Christian publishing industry and society as a whole. Omartian’s series, which features 20 books and more than 30 million copies sold, focuses readers’ attention on talking to God regularly.

On May 5, the ECPA first announced that Omartian would receive the award at their annual Leadership Summit gathering. Stormie then delivered a special prayer thanking God for the opportunity each ECPA author and publisher has to serve God by sharing the truth of Jesus through their work. Omartian asked God to enable each author to continue writing books that awaken people to His miraculous and life-saving power.

“Stormie’s books on prayer have had an enormous impact on the way Christians relate to God and to each other,” said ECPA president Stan Jantz. “I’m not exaggerating when I say her books have spawned a global movement of prayer.”

Stormie’s emphasis on the importance of prayer has encouraged millions of people throughout the years at conferences, over the airwaves, and in their homes.

“Stormie is so deserving of this high praise and honor,” said Harvest House Publishers president Bob Hawkins. “Her prayerfully-crafted messages of biblical hope are both timely and timeless. Stormie’s passion for leading readers to know Jesus as the true source of real hope is inspiring to all. We are incredibly grateful to have worked with her now for over 35 years!”

Stan Jantz presented the Pinnacle Award to Stormie on November 18, 2020, at the conclusion of C-Suite Connect via Zoom. Omartian’s presentation was followed by a tribute video featuring messages from her husband and publisher, including LaRae Weikert, who worked alongside Stormie for over three decades.

About Stormie Omartian: Stormie Omartian is an award-winning, bestselling author and speaker whose books have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. The Power of a Praying® series includes The Power of a Praying® WifeThe Power of a Praying® HusbandThe Power of a Praying® WomanThe Power of a Praying® ParentThe Power of Praying® for Your Adult Children, and The Power of a Praying® Grandparent. She is also the author of Just Enough Light for the Step I’m OnLead Me, Holy

SpiritPrayer Warrior; and Out of Darkness, which is her personal journey out of the devastating darkness of the first 28 years of her life until she found Everlasting Light in her Lord and Savior, Jesus. Her new release is The Power of PrayerTM to Enrich Your Marriage (February 2, 2021). Stormie personally connects with readers and listeners by sharing her experiences and lessons from the Bible, illustrating how God transforms lives when we learn to pray and trust in Him. Stormie and her husband, Michael, have been married more than 47 years and have two married children and two granddaughters.

About Harvest House Publishers: Harvest House Publishers, a Christian publishing company based in Eugene, Oregon, publishes more than100 books per year and carries a strong backlist offering nearly 1,700 titles. Over 145 million Harvest House books have been sold worldwide through diverse distribution channels, and additional tens of millions have sold in over 75 different languages. For more information, visit

About the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA): The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association is an international nonprofit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content.

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