2009 Conference (May)
Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs, award-winning speaker, best-selling author, Bible teacher and radio personality, has inspired audiences world-wide. Gifted with deep spiritual insights and a generous helping of humour, Liz provides a refreshing experience in personal Bible study for women.In 1995 she received the Council of Peers Award for Excellence, becoming one of only thirty women in the world named to the Speaker Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association. Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines across the United States, and she has been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including Focus on the Family and Janet Parshall’s America.Liz has written 26 books with over three million copies in print. Among her bestsellers are Bad Girls of the Bible and Thorn in My Heart. Her children’s Parable Series was awarded the ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence in 1998, and her nonfiction book, Bad Girls of the Bible, received an ECPA Gold Book Award in 2004 for sales of more than 500,000 copies. Mixed Signals was a 2000 RWA RITA Finalist in two categories: Best First Novel and Best Inspirational Novel. Bookends was a 2001 Christy Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction. Her four historical novels have all appeared on the Christian Fiction best-seller list, and Whence Came a Prince won the 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Fiction. Her four historical novels have all appeared on the Christian Fiction best-seller list,and Whence Came a Prince won the 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Fiction, while Grace In Thine Eyes was a 2007 Christy Award Finalist and nominated by the Library Journal’s Annual List as one of the top five Christian Fiction books for 2006.In addition, Liz is a columnist for America’s largest Christian women’s magazine, Today’s Christian Woman, with her feature Women in the Word, and more than 3,500 churches in the United States are using her 2004 video Bible study series, Loved by God.
Oh, dear South African sisters,
I am THRILLED to be headed your way again in 2009! My memories of our wonderful time together in May 2005 are still fresh in my mind and heart: your laughter, your tears, your kind words, your teachable spirits, your willingness to embrace this big, happy American woman and shout with joy, “Ta-Da!”
I’ve been busy writing and speaking since we were together last, as well as raising our two dear children to adulthood. As of September 2007 our family “nest” is empty… however did that happen so quickly?!?
When we’re together again in May 2009 I’ll be bringing my favorite message, the one closest to my heart: Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life.
Please plan to come and bring friends!
Your sister in Kentucky,
Babbie Mason is a major Christian recording artist. She has been honoured with eleven nominations for the coveted Dove Award, and is the recipient of two Dove Awards and two ASCAP Awards.She has graced the platform with some of the most notable names in the Christian community, including Dr. Billy Graham, Dr. Robert Schuler, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Bill Gaither.Her recordings have produced eight top-ten radio singles and countless #1 hits on the contemporary, inspirational and gospel radio charts. Her compositions include such titles as All Rise, With All My Heart, Each One Reach One, Standing In the Gap and Trust His Heart, and are all considered modern church classics.The nation’s most popular Christian artists such as Larnelle Harris, CeCe Winans, Steve Green and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir have all recorded her music. Her song writing credits can even be found on the silver screen in Denzel Washington’s Déjà vu.She has been married to Charles for twenty-seven years and has two grown sons, Jerry and Chaz. In spite of a demanding tour schedule, she finds time to mentor up-and-coming singers and song writers and host the popular TV talk show, Babbie’s House. She has written two books, the latest of which is Faith Lift.She and Charles reside on a farm in rural Georgia.