The name Babbie Mason is synonymous with creative excellence in the Christian community. An award-winning singer-songwriter of Christian music, her ministry and career have blessed countless thousands for almost three decades. The daughter of a Baptist pastor, Babbie learned to serve others early in life. Demonstrating exceptional musical skill early in life, she became the church’s full-time pianist and choir director by age nine. She often accompanied her father, the late Rev. George W. Wade, as he preached at home and at churches across the Great Lake States. Those humble beginnings paved the way for a ministry that has taken Babbie Mason across the globe where she has encouraged the hearts of young and old alike in churches, conferences and corporate conventions. Gracing the stage in numerous Billy Graham Crusades worldwide, Women of Faith Conferences, The Grammy Awards and Carnegie Hall, her gifts and talents have allowed her to share the platform with such notable people as Presidents Carter, Ford and Bush, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Bill Cosby, NBA legend, Michael Jordan, General Colin Powell, Steve Forbes and Jeff Foxworthy.
An award-winning singer, songwriter, teacher and TV talk show host, Babbie Mason shows no signs of stopping. Taking the message of God’s love to an audience of women has led Babbie to author the brand new book, Embraced By God, Celebrating Who And Whose You Are (Abingdon). Over the course of 21 days, Babbie encourages the reader to delve deeper into a love relationship with God and discover the height, depth, length and breadth of His great love and acceptance. A companion to the book is Babbie’s 24th music project, the CD called, Embrace. With every song, most of them skillfully written by Babbie, she underscores the book’s timely message; you are loved by God and He has a wonderful plan for you.
Babbie Mason’s compelling passion for women’s ministry is ever increasing. A sought after women’s conference speaker, Babbie takes the Embraced By God message to the stage, teaching women from the Word of God, that they matter and are able to overcome any adversity they may face. She also sets music to the book’s encouraging themes to lead women in an exciting worship concert called Embrace: A Worship Celebration For Women. With a relevant and life-changing message for women, Babbie leads mothers, daughters, sisters and friends in this 90 minute worship concert with a purpose. Women all over America and abroad have encountered Jesus Christ in an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance, forgiveness, and love. At each Embrace concert, women worship together, rejoice together, hear the stories of other women and are encouraged by the fellowship of Christian sisterhood.
A favorite guest at Women of Faith Conferences, Kay Arthur’s National Women’s Conference, Beth Moore Conferences and Ann Graham Lotz’s Just Give Me Jesus Conferences, Babbie encourages hearts of all ages with her warmth, wit and wisdom. She is the host of her own television show, Babbie’s House, seen all over North America, Africa, the British Isles and the Caribbean Islands.
Babbie Mason’s heart-felt lyrics and singable melodies have been translated in over twenty languages. She is the recipient of two Dove Awards for her singing and songwriting abilities and a host of other awards and recognitions line her walls; eleven Dove Award nominations, nominations for the Grammy and the Stellar Awards, including nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. In 2010 Babbie Mason was recognized for her contributions in Gospel music by being inducted into The Christian Music Hall Of Fame.
Her compositions can be found in just about every genre of Christian music, including Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Urban Gospel and Southern Gospel music. Some of the nation’s most notorious artists and groups have recorded her compositions, including CeCe Winans, Albertina Walker, Larnelle Harris, Steve Green, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Alvin Slaughter, Gold City Quartet, and Legacy Five. Many of her compositions are considered modern day church classics. She has garnered two ASCAP Awards and ten number one radio singles for songs like, All Rise, With All My Heart, Each One, Reach One, Trust His Heart, Standing in the Gap, God Will Open Up The Windows and Love Is The More Excellent Way. You will find her songs, hymns and spiritual songs among the pages of the world’s most famous composers in church hymnals, musicals and choral octavos.
Babbie Mason doesn’t hesitate to share her knowledge and experience with up and coming music artists and songwriters. For the last twenty-two years she and her husband, Charles have hosted their own music conferences and workshops, most recently The Inner Circle, where they mentor and minister together, imparting their knowledge with those desiring to enter into the music ministry and business.
Although Babbie Mason is known all over the world for her contributions of encouraging words and beautiful music, she remains humble, recognizing her blessings come from above. It is no wonder that Babbie Mason is blessed with so many gifts and talents. She does not hesitate to share her gifts with the world. The plethora of gifts she possesses is still making room for her. Whether singing, composing music, teaching students, hosting her TV show, speaking to women or sharing her heart through her books, her heart shines through like a bright star. When you meet her, you’ll meet a friend with a love for God and people.
The parents of two adult sons, Babbie and Charles Mason live on a farm in West Georgia.