|November 17, 2006
Welcome Friends! Hello all – I haven’t forgot about you. I have just been very busy but who isn’t this
time of year?
A Message from My Heart In September I had the privilege to attend the TN District Ladies
retreat where our speaker was Dr. JoAnn Ballard. It was a treat to meet her and we may actually be
distantly related. How cool is that! I wanted to share something that really blessed me, yes with my
big dreams. Dr, Ballard pointed out to us:
- If you have a dream, vision, goal - write it down.
- Remember those in the Bible that got through to God were desperate. If we are going to get
through to God we have to be desperate - remember Hannah? Her desperation? (I Sam chapt
- Once you have made your request to God go in peace – 1 Sam 1:17. We must seek peace and
get our heart in tune with God so we settle down and He takes over.
- Once you have peace be patient – you may not see an answer right away but you have the
peace to be patient. It may take a little time for things to pass. Pray for the appointed time to
come and it will.
- Lastly, once you have made your request to God – Bank on it! Keep doing what you do,
devotions, attending church, reading your Bible. God sees you making the investment. Don’t’
just do nothing!
My dream is different than your dream or perhaps it is the same but aren’t you glad we serve a God that
see our investment into His kingdom and blesses us with His eternal reward!
Highlights of Previous Events
Aug – Columbia Central Church of the Nazarene, SC – It was great to see my dear friends Stefanie
and Rev Thrower again. God was all over the event. Praises went up and many commented on my
testimony and how it challenged them. Stefanie & I closed the service with “God of All Gods”
Sept- I had the pleasure to sing at the Dickson County Fair and met a new friend who had me sing at
the 22nd Anniversary of "The Faith Connection" hosted at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in
Dickson, TN. I was very blessed by all the other groups that ministered in song.
Oct – We were back visiting and in concert at 3 events in SC. Charleston Calvary Church of the
Nazarene was kind enough to feature little ole me at their Oktoberfest for the 4th time, and in concert on
Sunday for both worship services. I was thrilled to sing with fellow Sing Evangelist Kim Timko and visit
with Rev & Mrs Lindsay. Kim and I closed the worship with our rendition of “I’ve Just Seen Jesus.” It
was wonderful to see old friends and make new ones. All the kids as so big – how did that happen?
Photos from all these events are posted at: www.judithbakerministries.com/photo_album.html
Next Ministry Events
- Nashville, TN - Grace Church of the Nazarene, November 26, 2006, 6pm
In Loving Memory
Please be in prayer for the family members of the following who have gone home to be with the Lord:
Anthony Davis son of Rev Eve Davis
Rev. Frank Reese
Dr./Rev. Jim Crabtree
Featured on the website
New front page and my very own electronic press kit which includes video – you do need a high speed
connection to view the video: www.judithbakerministries.com/EPK.html
“ when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have
no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your
confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.” Proverbs 3:24-26 (New International
|Oct 13-16 We are on the road traveling to SC this weekend. Will have a full update and new photos
from several events once we return.
By Oct 20th there should be a new Video Demo of Judith speaking and singing to preview.
Random Notes has gone bi-monthly. Be ready for your next e-newsletter in mid Oct kicking off the
bi-monthly schedule. We will still send out e-mail blasts letting you know when Judith is in your area.
We are booking for 2007. Please consider Judith for an event in your area. Click here to book Judith.
|August 14, 2006
- Howdy Yaw! I am loving, living in Nashville! I want to say a huge thank you to all of you that took
the time to rate “Breaking Free” You can rate it everyday. It will be on the Indieheaven Radio for
- To those that took the time to post a comment on my Indieheaven Page, a big thanks! I
appreciate your love and kind words. I covet your prayers!
- Speaking of Indieheaven, I have officially partnered with Indieheaven for bookings which I am
really excited about.
- The Bakers were thrilled to have company drop by while traveling. Fellow Nazarenes, the
Anderson’s stopped by and we spent some wonderful time in Christian fellowship. Check out
their ministry at: jamm.andersonmusicgroup.com. Joe is a fellow singer/songwriter and has
some beautiful music out there. Check him out and book Joe and Rochelle for an event! You
will be blessed! These folks are the real deal!
- I am officially now a Registered Song Evangelist on the TN District, Church of the Nazarene. All
Glory to God! I will always have a special place in my heart for my SC District!
- Don’t be surprised if you hear the music from “In Spirit and Truth” on one of the Nazarene Word
Mission Broadcast radio stations. Each region has a promo copy and permission to use the
music as they see fit to further God’s kingdom.
- I turned down my first record deal. This is really no big deal, - a small company in Oregon that
has a different agenda than I do. It doesn’t make them bad just not for me.
- I have a song being pitched right now in the country music market called “Mother’s Day.” It is an
incredible opportunity and I am really excited. Met the contact who is pitching it at the CIA
Summit, hosted by Indieheaven.
- Side note for you, I met a lady while oooogling over her beautiful baby that asked me how do you
raise a child to be a good person. She is from China and I told her that I am a Christian, and I
use the principles and teaching from the Bible. She was unfamiliar with what I was saying. In
China, there is no religion. We talked about that a spell and I asked her if she had a Bible. She
said she did but it is very hard to read in English for her. Well, I e-mailed my dear friend that
happens to work for the Gideon’s and she got me a Chinese Bible. I will be giving it to this
lady. Please pray for her to find Christ through reading this Bible and bring her family to Christ.
Be in prayer for this dear one. Let’s claim this soul for the Kingdom!
A Message from My Heart
I got a call on Aug 5 th from Pastor Bravo of Summertown Church of the Nazarene asking me to come
and minister on the 6th of August. Apparently the group they had scheduled had a problem and couldn’t
make it. Every person in ministries nightmare! I joyfully accepted and took my girlfriend with me. We
had such a blessed time in the Lord! God was ever present! I am always amazed at how He works
and moves in the lives of His people. I always tell those I serve if they came to be entertained there is
the door but if they came to worship then let’s get it on!
One thing I experienced is liberty. I had no time limit and was told to share what God laid on my heart.
What a treat! What a huge responsibility to honor God and worship together with this congregation of
my brothers and sisters. I realized more than ever, God wants us to be available yes, but once we are
available are we usable?
God called so many servants before us, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Samuel…. They all share the same
response “Here I am.” Jesus went on to say in Hebrews 10:9 – “Here I am, I have come to do your
will.” So what’s planned in your life? What’s on your calendar, planner, daytimer, Outlook Scheduler
….. What are we saying to God? Are we so stuck in our routine that saying “Here I am” is not on the
schedule or is there so much clutter on the schedule that we are not usable? Makes you think.
Next Ministry Events
- Aug 17th - For those of you in the greater Nashville Area, on Aug 17th and 6:00 AM, yes its AM, I
am a featured guest on the program “Music City Explosion – Inspirational”. This program is on
channel 17 the old PAX channel. If this is too early for you set those recorders!
- Aug 27th – West Columbia Central Church of the Nazarene, Columbia, SC, In Concert- AM
- Sep 9 – Dickson County Fair, Dickson, TN
- Sep 17 – Polly Crocket Festival, Winchester, TN
Featured on the website
- Photos from Summertown Church of the Nazarene
Are you available and usable for God?
|July 11, 2006
Okay, I am so excited. I have my first song on the Indieheaven Radio Charts "Breaking Free" from my
CD "In Spirit and Truth." Go check it out and rate it so I can move up! Do you realize it is not God's
intention for us to be in bondage - so keep "Breaking Free." This song was inspired by Beth Moore's
Bible Study Breaking Free
A Message from My Heart
Praying! What are you doing in your prayer life? Are you spilling out your dos and donts to God or are
you inviting Him to take up residence in your life. Imagine communicating with God as you would your
best friend. Imagine God is sitting on your sofa holding your hand as you pour out your heart. How
about the next time some driver cuts you off instead of grumble, pray for them. They may have just lost
their job, or are rushing to the hospital because their loved one has been in an accident. How many
times do we get caught up in the what about me syndrome? In the Bible Paul tells us to pray without
ceasing or pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Pray about anything and everything because after
all, God is everywhere and in everything.
"I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly
remember you in my prayers. " - 2 Timothy 1:3 (New International Version)
Highlights of Previous Events
My time with the National Council of Women in Ministry, Nashville Chapter was God ordained. The
ladies and I had a wonderful time in the Lord. I got to know them better and learn about their individual
ministries. That helps me know how to best pray for them. My favorite part was praying with them. If
you are a woman in ministry check this group out! They are small but Spirit filled and Spirit lead! I
believe God has wonderful plans for this group.
Next Ministry Events
- July 15th, I will be taping for a program called Music City Explosion which airs on channel 17,
the old PAX channel. I let you know when the air date is.
- July 30th I will be sharing a song at my home church Nashville Grace Church of the Nazarene
in the evening service my son may even sing with me.
- Rate "Breaking Free on Indieheaven radio charts www.indieheaven.com/go.idh?
Featured on the website
- Watch the video in low resolution for Building Your Ministry www.judithbakerministries.
- Prayer Blog add a prayer request just fill out the form www.judithbakerministries.com/Prayereq.
html and click Submit to view them go to the blog at http://jbmprayer.blogspot.com/
- Building Your Ministry speaking audio CD and a ten minute DVD video on sale. Both for only
$8. Go to the store page for more information at www.judithbakerministries.
- Let Me Be A Pillar video recorded live at Charleston Calvary Church of the Nazarene during the
farewell performance is now available.
- In Spirit and Truth is on sale through Indieheaven for only 12 dollars www.indieheaven.
Works in Progress
- Bookings for the rest of this year and 2007. Pray for this mission or partner with me to speak or
sing at your church or event.
- I am partnering with Indieheaven's new booking division.
- Looking for someone that can score some of the songs from In Spirit and Truth for choral sheet
- I had a unique opportunity to sing back-up on a demo called What About Jack which is being
considered for the next Santa Claus movie. There is also a country artist named Becca that
may be interested
- Several demos out there of my originals pray they get picked up. It pays the bills. I have also
entered a few contests. Every little thing helps build this ministry.
- I have submitted to yet two more radio stations, as of now, I am on 5 radio stations. Not bad for
an independent. I will be adding a Media Page to the website so you can see when and where I
am on the air or TV.
- Gloria What A Holy Night! my next CD, things are moving slowly but I finally have all the guest
artist lined up. I will be heavily in production after the new year.
God Bless you all!!
|June 13, 2006 - Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!
If you don’t know I will tell you that my hubby and I are huge history buffs so here is a history lesson on
Father’s Day for you.
“The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. At about the Welcome
same time in various towns and cities across American other people were beginning to
celebrate a "father's day." In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national
Father's Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation
declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
Father's Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father
figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honored on Father's
Day. “ taken from www.holidays.net/father/story.htm
Some of you are new to Judith Baker. I am just a simple lady trying her best to make a joyful noise.
Welcome to “Random Notes!” I want to point out some of the features on the website.
I have worked very hard to keep this site professional, user friendly, uplifting and current. I update it
- The home or front page plays mini-clips in a medley of the different styles I sing.
- Nearly every page plays a song from the CD “In Spirit and Truth” released in 2005. I am still so
in love with this God breathed project.
- There is a photo album with links to past photos for those that love pic’s
- There are lyrics, production notes, credits and samples for all songs “In Spirit and Truth” and
“Gloria What a Holy Night” as they are completed
- There is the Store – in addition to incredible music I also have speaking CD’s and inspirational
photography available for you to enjoy at a reasonable price. If you just want to lend your
support – make a donation and I’ll send you a gift!
- Leave a prayer request on the “Cyber Warriors” prayer blog
- Check my schedule – I might be in your area
- Read the references or check out my bio page
- I am always booking especially for the next few years – visit my EDT at
often. If you see something that is misspelled please let me know! I want to bring honor to the King in
everything I do!
Next Ministry Events
We have been busy in the Baker home. Both kids are off to camp at some point in the summer and our
oldest is going on a mission trip to help with the re-building efforts for Katrina. So in my spare time – I
have been focusing on the ministry in bits and pieces and enjoying having time with my children.
- June 24th, I am speaking/singing at the National Coalition of Women in Ministry, Smyrna, TN
- June 25th ministering in song at my home church, Nashville Grace Church of the Nazarene her
- Next CD – “Gloria! What A Holy Night” – in production – God is again tugging on my heart to
write more of this project vs. use existing songs. I keep the web page for “Gloria…” posted as I
am lead by the spirit. Two songs are complete and have the song samples, lyrics and
production notes on the site.
Highlights of Previous Events
New photos posted on the Photo Album page. See if you can find the latest!
Mother’s day was beautiful and Mary Wood’s song “Your Our Beautiful Baby” was very appropriate for
the morning. I am grateful I made it through the song without tears! I will be posting this on the
website for you to enjoy and to help Mary get her song heard from all you wonderful folks so kind to
browse the site. I’ll let you know when it’s available.
A Message for You from My Heart
On Mother’s Day, after we (the choir) left the loft many of us headed to the Ladies room. I meet a lady in
the bathroom that was bawling her eyes out. I just could not leave her because she truly seemed to be
hurting. Later I found out her daughter had been killed in Iraq and this was her first Mother’s day
without her. I was glad I was there to just be an ear and shoulder for this dear lady. Her tragedy broke
my heart but bravely I told her the day will come when she is ready to stop asking why and be able to
ask what next.
In my own humanness, many days I ask why? God, why I haven’t got this or that, why isn’t my ministry
like this person or that person? Why is this taking so long? If I just get over myself and first seek God
so I have my armor on and the blade of my sword sharpened; then, instead of asking why I can
confidently ask what next! So I am sitting in our church this past Sunday and what did Pastor Dove
preach on – the exact same thing!
What’s next in the ministry? Within the next few weeks, I am planning to send out introductory letters
and brochures to my local area. I believe along with this incredible talent God has blessed me with I
have an equally incredible ministry and responsibility - seek, knock, ask. If I just sit home waiting for
the phone to ring and have not done my part, I am no better than the servant that hid his talent under a
Your prayers are always coveted and appreciated. I leave you with a wonderful prayer:
“O God, our Father . . . we know that today will bring us the opportunity to come closer to each In Spirit and Truth
other and nearer to thee; grant that we may so take that opportunity that when the evening
comes we may be bound more firmly to one another, and in love to thee: through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen” - William Barclay
|May 8, 2006 - Happy Mother's Day moms!
Hello everyone and greetings in the name of the LORD!
Next event – May 14th - I am thrilled and honored to sing “Your Our Beautiful Baby” words and music by
Mary Woods, this Sunday for the dedication of their son David, at my home church here in Nashville.
Their family will be coming in for the event. No pressure there – LOL! Please keep me in your
prayers! Mary has given me permission to put it on the website. I will put it in my “random notes” when
it is posted.
Friday, Hope Fest Jamz 2006, Murfreesboro, TN, was fantastic. What an amazing group of talented
and loving people - 4GVN, Fly Faith Ladies, Narrow Gate, Ricky B and of course Chap. Brown and
family. I am blessed to rub elbows with them and share our passion! There was a sweet spirit in the
place. The fellowship was incredible! All the money raised from ticket sales is to benefit the Hope
Sunday, at Mt Moriah Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, boy did we have a time in the Lord! I shared my
testimony of how God delivered me from being a Jehovah’s Witness and then spoke on "Finding Our
Identity In Christ Through Paul's Example". Many people shared how they were encouraged by the
message God laid on my heart to share with them. I think at some point everyone struggles with their
identity, I know I do - but put Christ in your life and He will become your identity! ( This is available at
"the store" on the website - if you are interested.)
Mt Moriah has a rich history in Memphis – check it out:
“Mt Moriah was founded in 1879. The oldest church in the area, It was relocated to this site in
1883, predating the Orange Mound Community by seven years. A vernacular-sandstone
building, the present edifice was completed in 1926, during the pastorate of the Rev. A. D. Bell
(1926-1945). The Rev. Roy W. Norsworthy, a Memphis civil rights leader, served as pastor from
1946-1986. In 1996, the 300-member church, under the Rev. Harvey B. Jackson, hosted the
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.” (taken from the historical marker in front of the
church - the Tennessee Historical Commission)
What an honor for me to be able to walk where those who fought for the day that “a person will not be
judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” walked. My family and I love
history. This was a very deep and spiritual experience for me. Thank God that He knows our hearts
and it matters not to God what our bodies are housed in.
I am blessed to have made some new friends over the weekend and I find it amazing how God can
unite a bunch of people who have never met! I imagine this is how it will be in heaven! Check out the
photos from the weekend.
Remember to post your prayer requests on the “Cyber Prayer Warriors” blog and commit to praying for
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting
away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light
and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far
outweighs them all”. - 2 Corinthians 4:16-17, NIV
Walking in Memphis,
|May 4, 2006
Today is the National Day of Prayer! I used to be an event coordinator when I worked as an
Environmental Health & Safety Manager is North Charleston, SC. Here is the prayer for this year. It was
written by Dr. Henry Blackaby
"Oh Heavenly Father, You have made Yourself known to us as a nation by Your mighty works Well I am off this weekend ministering;
throughout our history.
From the beginning, You have
arm has saved us. We have
been amazingly and
Today, we confess our sin
of not responding to Your
right to rule in our lives and our nation. Too often we have
despised and rejected Your will while imposing our own, and we
are now facing the consequences
of our disobedience.
Draw us back to Yourself
that we may return to Your
ways once again
Without You we can do nothing.
You have promised that if we
honor You, You will once again honor this great nation.
That is our fervent prayer.
For Your honor
and glory we pray,
Amen." - Dr. Henry Blackaby
For more visit the National Day of Prayer Website - http://www.ndptf.org/home/index.cfm
May 5 - Hope Jamz Fest, Murfreesboro, TN
May 7 – Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
Please keep me and my family covered in your prayers. I hope to have some new photos to post after
these events are over. Visit me more often. I am changing things all the time :).
If you like my music buy a CD so I can complete the next project which is in production – “Gloria!
What a Holy Night!” Remember I am an independent artist and I depend on your support! It is very
hard to get a distribution deal - meaning get my CD's in stores without a record label. If that is a door
God opens so be it but what could mean is giving up control of the songs God has given me, ...not
being able to minister for free will offerings, ...and so much more. Show mainstream that indies are
The best place to purchase the CD is Indieheaven - only $12. All you need is a credit card.
click here to go to Indieheaven If you are a downloads person go to CD Baby.
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If you have a referral PLEASE send it my way.
I found out yesterday a former coworker in SC was killed in a car accident. Please keep Dustins family
in your prayers.
If you have a prayer need - please post it on the prayer blog it is there just for you!
“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 (NIV)
|April, 21, 2006 - Hello all from Nashvegas,
I am working on my next CD, "Gloria! What a Holy Night." Have you thought about pre-ordering this next
The "Cyber Prayer Warriors" are back this time in a way that allows you to post your prayer request on
my website. Go to menu tab, click on it to add your prayer requests and one to view your prayer
Join the mailing list so you can keep up and pray for each event God has led me to.
I was recently questioning was this really what God wanted me to do because there are so many good
musicians here in Nashville. I was ready to quit and go back to my old career field. The next morning I
got this scripture:
"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every Okay Lord, - I get it. Sometimes being obedient means stepping out of our comfort zone and making
opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the
Lord's will is." - Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV)
sacrifices - but obedience is above sacrifice. "Obedience is faith incarnate." - C. H. Spurgeon