Jaci Velasquez is alive and praising God in a different forum.
This young woman can sing her heart out.In recent years she has started acting. Her musical legacy is outstanding. She has sold over four million albums, garnered three RIAA certified Platinum recordings, three RIAA certified Gold recordings, sixteen No. 1 radio hits, and has graced more than 50 magazine covers.
Her resume includes ad campaigns for Pepsi, Doritos, Target, Frizz-Ease, and Helzberg Diamonds.
Velasquez released her third album “Heavenly Place” in 1996 and five of the songs on that CD became #1 hits (she had two previous independent records). The album was later certified Platinum. She has since released six English-language albums, two of which were certified Gold. She has produced sixteen #1 Christian radio hits and six other top-10 singles, and has won seven Dove awards, including New Artist of the Year and two Female Vocalist of the Year wins. On December 17, 2006, she married Nic Gonzales in a private ceremony in Austin, Texas. Gonzales is a member of Salvador, a Christian group with whom she had been touring.
Velasquez gave birth to a boy in 2007. Her second son with her husband, Nic, was born in 2009.
Although she has before described herself as a “Non-denominational Christian,” she stated in an interview with Morris Cerullo that “you’re talking to an Assemblies of God’s girl,” concerning the power of prayer.
Currently, she hosts a radio show “Doug & Jaci” in partnership with Christian Music Today.
Here is her latest film The Encounter: