Worship Pastor. GMA Award Winner. Christian Artist. Songwriter. Speaker.
Cindy Cruse Ratcliff’s music career was launched at the early age of 6 when she began touring as the youngest member of her family’s musical group “The Cruse Family”. Cindy began writing music at the tender age of 7, she became the youngest licensed ASCAP songwriter at 9 years old and went on to sign her first solo recording contract with CBS Records at age 19.
Known to many as America’s Worship Leader, Cindy has served as the Director of music and Senior worship leader for Pastor Joel Osteen & Lakewood Church for more than 15 years. Through this platform, Cindy shares the unconditional Love and Hope of Jesus reaching out to millions across America and around the world through the No. 1 Nielsen rated television show and XM radio.
Cindy has recorded several live albums with the Lakewood team, as well as, a collaborative Christmas CD with The Houston Symphony. Building on the success of her critically acclaimed solo album “Twenty Three”, she released her sophomore project, “Heaven Raining Down” in the spring of 2014 through her label, RPM Music, co-owned with husband and executive producer Marcus Ratcliff.
Working in collaboration with Capitol Records and L.A. based Dream Music Group, “Heaven Raining Down” climbed to #2 on the Billboard Music Charts, and radio single “God Alone” climbed to #8! January of 2015 started with a bang! Cindy released “Lluvia Celestial” the Spanish version of “Heaven Raining Down”, it was the culmination of a 12 year dream. The CD was a great success topping the Billboard charts at #1.
In October of 2015 Cindy released her latest collection of songs, “Edge Of The Universe”…this CD also topped the Billboard Charts at #1.
Cindy has enjoyed performing in such iconic venue’s as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, Yankee Stadium, O2 and Wembley Arenas. In addition to her US events, she’s also enjoyed recent tours to such nations as the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, The Philippines and South Africa.
What’s most important to Cindy is family and home. She and her husband Marcus live in Houston, Texas with their three children, Windsor, Merrick and Emory; whom they consider to be their greatest treasure!
When not on tour she and Marcus spend time attending sporting events, concerts and recitals watching their children achieve their dreams.