Lily Isaacs


What A Life...

Lily Isaacs is the matriarch of The Isaacs with a personal story as layered as the group’s signature vocals. Born in Germany to two Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivors, Lilly moved to the U.S. when she was two-years-old. Her family settled in the Bronx where she studied theatre and performed off Broadway. In 1971. he became a Christian and soon after began singing Christian music with then-husband, Joe Isaacs. Thus, began the foundation for the Isaacs ministry.

A 30-year breast cancer survivor, Lily was the inspiration for the Martina McBride country hit, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” which was co-written her daughter Sonya and son-in-law, Jimmy Yeary. In 2014, she published her autobiography, “You Don’t Cry Out Loud” and continues to inspire others with her story and music.