Author of Wake Up, Generation
Paige Omartian is an author, speaker, and recording artist who is passionate about stirring an awakening in young people. At 22 years old, she has dedicated her life to reaching teens and young adults to encourage them to find their purpose and not waste their life. Through her own struggle with cancer, she has come face-to-face with the reality of how precious life is, and how God has an amazing purpose for each person.
During Paige’s battle with cancer at 11 years old, she was granted a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation to travel to Nashville and record a Christian album. This wish became the springboard for her ministry as it immersed her in opportunities to sing and speak all over the country. In 2005, Bath & Body Works had Paige record songs for their Holiday album that included such notables as Jessica Simpson and Stevie Wonder. She appeared on programs such as “The Today Show” and “Extra” sharing her story and the new Christmas music.
Paige has since released her own debut rock album, “Wake Up”, as well as a DVD of “Sermonettes” on Biblical advice for teen topics. In addition, she has been the speaker for a national tour called iShine Live, and hosted a global TV show called, “iShine Knect”.
Currently, Paige is releasing her breakout book titled, Wake Up, Generation, with Harvest House Publishers in August of 2012.
Paige’s mission is to awaken young people to break the chains of apathy, reclaim their value, and live out the incredible, God-given mission for their lives. “Ultimately”, says Paige. “It comes down to this: My purpose is to help other people find theirs.”
Recently, Paige was married to Chris Omartian who is a music producer, musician, and songwriter. The couple reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
"Paige has a tremendous heart for young people. She spoke at our Girls night at our church in November 2012. She captivated our teenage girls with her message about finding their purpose in Christ. She is definitely using her God given abilities to build and strengthen the kingdom. We look forward to having her back some time in the future. It is rare to meet someone so young and yet filled with such wisdom. Her story is amazing!"
-Becky Eaker, First Baptist Church, NC
"WOW! The children and adults so connected with Paige and her message made an impact for all! One parent shared with us that when they got home(mother/daughter were at camp) the first thing the daughter shared with her dad was that Paige taught her that God has a plan for her life and she is going to be looking for it! Mom thought that was incredible that the message was communicated so clearly that the message got first billing over the cool camp stuff. Paige has a gift and we are all so blessed to have shared this weekend!"
-Sherri Juliani, CHARGE Retreat