It can be said that Mandie Pinto has an endless song echoing in her soul. Falling in love with Jesus and music at a very young age, Mandie considers her musical talents true gifts from God. Mandie’s passion for music is seen and heard in the lyrics she writes, the songs she sings, the music she plays and in her desire to develop leaders and encourage gifted musicians.
Mandie was born and raised in Southern California, where at the age of eight began taking piano lessons and subsequently ventured into voice training. At the youthful age of 14, Mandie felt the call to minister through music, and set out to sing at churches throughout the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. Now, Mandie’s music ministry takes her to churches and other venues all over the United States.
Mandie has independently recorded and released seven solo albums in the last 17 years (Angel Eyes, Someday, Count All Your Blessings, Better Things, Where You Are and In The Garden – Hymns of Serenity, Let it Rain-Live Recording from Capitol Records). In addition, Mandie recorded songs for projects released by Los Angeles Baptist High School, Azusa Pacific University, Shepherd of the Hills, and the Crystal Cathedral.
Mandie is an accomplished songwriter, with several of her songs winning notable awards in the Billboard Song Contest and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Mandie’s passion for music is seen and heard in the lyrics she writes, the songs she sings, the music she plays and in her desire to develop leaders and encourage gifted musicians.
A popular guest at Dr. Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Mandie appeared frequently on the Hour of Power from 1997 to 2003. From 1996 to 2000, she appeared continuously as a principal soloist in the Crystal Cathedral production of the Glory of Christmas, singing Mary, Did You Know?, and during one season of the Glory of Easter as Mary Magdalene. Other stage credits include The Passion Play at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, CA, and Christmas productions at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch and the Dream Center in Los Angeles. Mandie was a pioneer in the church planting of Real Life Church in Valencia, California. She led worship at Real Life Church from 2000-2016. Mandie currently leads worship at Shepherd Church.
In 2005, Mandie had the distinct pleasure and honor of both co-writing and recording with her friend, Blake Ewing, the ending credit song, Along the River for the major motion picture, End of the Spear distributed by 20th Century Fox. This film was released nationwide and portrayed the touching story of missionaries Jim Elliot and Nate Saint.
She enjoys traveling to various churches throughout the year to help promote unity, musical excellence and a unique worship experience. Mandie has a heart for encouraging and building up worship leaders and worship team members across the country. She is a part of the ProjectWOW Committee (Women of Worship) which is a ministry designed for women seeking friendships within the worship community and resources specifically for women in worship leadership roles. www.projectwow.org.
Throughout the last 24 years, Mandie has had the privilege of singing the National Anthem and/or Canadian Anthem at major sporting events throughout Southern California, including the Staples Center (Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers), Anaheim Stadium (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Arrowhead Pond (Mighty Ducks), and Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers), World’s Women’s Tennis, U.S. Olympic Swim Trials and the U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastic Finals.
Mandie has recorded for Nintendo, NAMCO, Toyota, Disney and the theme song to Miss Spider on Nickelodeon, as well as many children albums.
Mandie resides in Southern California with her husband, Jeremy and their two daughters.