Welcome to MBM
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 presence.
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.
During the pandemic
Now that we are in another lockdown and all its possible repercussions, it’s easy to wonder what on earth God is doing. Is He really ‘working all things to the good’ as Paul teaches us? Where is the good in this situation?
These are natural questions and yet it is often in those times of hardship, and confusion that God makes Himself most known to us. In Psalm 61:1-4 David prays:
Hear my cry O God, listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is overwhelmed and weak. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been a shelter and a refuge for me. Let me dwell in your tent forever. Let me take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
Jesus is that rock and He is higher and stronger than everything we are facing at this time. He will give you strength and peace as you call out to Him and rest in the shelter of His love.
In MBM there is still great uncertainty about how things will go in the future yet we know we can trust in God’s love and care. He has put a passion in our hearts to reach out with His encouragement in whatever way we can. We’ve now run 2 mini online conferences in lieu of the residential events we were scheduled to lead and several online workshops as well as taking part in other’s events too. Many people have been very blessed and built up, with one lady saying today, ‘This was exactly what I needed at this time.’ Out of these online events we’ve now started offering Zoom prayer ministry appointments. Usually that would only be able to happen with local people or guests at a conference so it is amazing to pray with someone on the other side of the country or world!
Next week we have the online launch of our new book, A Beautiful Tapestry on Thurs 12th Nov at 7.30 pm. Do email the office if you’d like to come. We’d love to see you there as the book has such a message of hope and trust in God’s faithfulness.
Marilyn is still publishing twice weekly podcasts: Hope for the Heart - a reflection with Marilyn singing and speaking and Rest for the Heart - a Scriptural meditation to music. These are being published with links on this website; on our Facebook Page and also on YouTube. Tracy is also posting regular encouragement devotionals on the MBM Facebook Page and on here. Do read and listen and make them known to your contacts as we all need His encouragement, hope and joy at this time.
Please know that we are praying for you that you will be upheld by God your Rock as you walk through this time and we thank you with all our hearts for your prayers for us too.
Marilyn, Tracy, Rachel and all at MBM
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.
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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