MBM is a dynamic
itinerant ministry of music, teaching and prayer. It began in the early
1980’s with singer/songwriter Marilyn Baker
releasing albums which drew people into God’s healing
Churches started inviting her to do evangelistic and encouragement
concerts and Marilyn, who has been blind almost from birth,
soon realised the tremendous potential to touch people’s
lives in a deep way.
At God’s leading she gave up her job as a music teacher
and started ministering fulltime. Soon Marilyn was
travelling extensively in Britain and many parts of the
world. A familiar performer at Spring Harvest, Filey
and other conferences, Marilyn quickly became Britain’s
top selling female gospel singer.
In 1986 Marilyn was joined by Tracy Williamson, whose
gifts in speaking and prophecy enriched the music with
a new dimension. Marilyn’s cd’s and Tracy’s
books enable them to reach an even wider audience.
The work of MBM has grown. As
well as concerts, Marilyn and Tracy undertake church encouragement
weekends, workshops and conferences. They minister
to large or small groups or in elderly peoples’ homes
and prisons. However they do it, the focus of the
ministry remains the same, to bring people and churches
into the healing and empowering presence of God through
music, teaching and prayer.
Letter From Marilyn
‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’
Life can be such a rush, and it is so easy to get distracted and involved in things that are not really that important; but if we are going to have fruitful lives and really make a difference in this world we need to live in closeness and intimacy with Jesus Christ. It’s only as we tune in to what is on his heart that we can really do the things that he has planned. We believe that all lives can be changed and restored as people come into intimacy with Father God, and that is what we want people to do – to hear Him for themselves more and more in their everyday lives and to experience the power of his presence in an ongoing way.
But we don't want to just give people some teaching. We want to help them draw strength from God for themselves in their everyday lives - to teach them how to meditate on God's word. For example, helping them start a prayer journal, to grow into a more intimate relationship with God. This is MBM’s goal – teaching people to ‘fish for themselves’.
Our refreshment and renewal events, whether they are one day or one week, give you the opportunity to take the time needed to learn how to really communicate with God and come into a deeper, closer friendship with him. Teaching from Tracy. Music to heal the heart from me. We would love for you to join us at one – or all!
With every blessing
I want to thank you for the gentleness of your ministry, revealing God’s love through wonderful worship, easy to grasp yet profound teaching, friendship and fun. Even the weather co-operated! It all fitted together to bring me into my Father’s presence, to affirm He wants me to be his child and to help me enter the vital and wondrous relationship He planned all along. It’s very exciting... like having an amazing gift placed in my hands for me to explore and enjoy, and to know the Giver has many more ways to show me His love, and through my ordinary day to day life, to begin to share this amazing Gift. I have been able to find Him in a real way through all you have shared.
Now I know I am His child in a definite way, deep in my heart I KNOW IT.. I am so hopeful of the future, and feel as if the pressure on me to perform is gone, and all I need to do is rest in Him and He will do what he wants through me in a wonderfully natural way. I feel as if I am so much more myself now and not at all ‘bent out of shape’ or trying to fall in with the latest faddy teaching. This was Real, more real than anything I have ever experienced and I feel I have come home... at last. This morning God gave me a lovely picture of my future. I was sitting having breakfast. I was looking out at my garden, at a maple tree I’d grown from seed and kept in a pot. It’s been in the same pot for about 12 years, and what a sad, spindly little thing it is. How it has kept going year after year I don’t really know. As I looked at it, I felt God say: “You have been like that little tree, bound in a pot, just hanging on, surviving, but not really growing at all. But I am going to take you out of the pot and replant you in my good soil and you will have the nourishment you need and your roots will go deep to explore the new ground I am putting you in. You will be the tree I want you to be; tall and beautiful, able to give sweetness and you will flourish as I intended.” It is exciting to think that God can speak to me and how wonderfully he affirms and reassures us and shows us a glimpse of what he wants for us, so much more than we can think or imagine...