“Everything I do revolves around my belief in God. Even though I was raised in the church throughout my childhood, but a relationship with Jesus Christ became very personal to me one Sunday morning in August of 1971.” “On my knees in a Church in Nashville, Tennessee Jesus Christ invaded my life!” “ That’s the best way I can describe that encounter.”
“I was pursuing a Country Music Career at the time and I have enjoyed many years and made wonderful life-long friends in that field of music.” “But nothing compares to the exceeding greatness of knowing Jesus Christ as my Lord!” “God had some plans in mind for me that I would never have dreamed of. And that part of my life is still being written every day!”
“When I became a Christian I couldn’t stop talking about Jesus, and still haven’t!” “I talked everyone who would listen and lots of folks who wouldn’t!” “I heard someone say once, “Baby Christians will make some messes, but I’d rather have a nursery than a graveyard.” “ I’ve learned a lot about sharing Christ with others since those early days.” “You don’t have to steam roll people to share the love of God with them. Without a doubt they will feel that love if you extend it to them because God won’t let it come back empty handed.”
Barbara Fairchild has been singing since she was 5 years old. The phrase “To see her is to love her,” is really true of Barbara. Her sincere love for people and her vibrant personality makes everyone around her feel good. Her Sunday Morning Worship Service which first began in Branson in 1992 has inspired thousands of visitors from across the United States. Those who attended the service can testify to the life changing affect Barbara and her husband, Roy Morris, have had on their lives.
However, after 25 years of doing the Sunday Service and performing in their own show in Branson they began to feel a change was coming. So after much prayer and several confirmations the time had come for God to set their calendar to where he wants them to be. They are now more flexible and open to travel and take concert dates and ministry opportunities outside of Branson. Roy still does “The Statler Bros. Revisited Show” ( a tribute to the Statler Bros.) but his schedule gives him time to travel with Barbara when needed.
They will continue to hold “A Tribute to Veterans” Service during the Veteran’s Homecoming Week in November…... Veterans affectionately gave her a name that she treasures, “The Veteran’s Sweetheart.” Roy and Barbara share a strong love and commitment to work tirelessly for Veteran’s Causes and passionately states their feelings. “We owe it to our Veterans to honor them and let them know we haven’t forgotten the sacrifices they made.” We have to pass this knowledge on to our younger generations. Our heritage is a sacred gift that must be cared for or it will be lost.
Barbara’s had many exciting accomplishments in her Country Music Career and from her involvement in Gospel Music. She’s been nominated twice for the prestigious Grammy Award; one for her #1 Country Record, “The Teddy Bear Song,” and “Lullaby for Teddy” in the Children’s Music Category. She has appeared on many television shows and specials. Currently you can see Barbara on the RFD-TV Network on two of their most popular shows, “Country Family Reunion and “The Wednesday Prayer Meeting.”
Among Barbara’s extensive musical recordings two of her most treasured experiences are amazing recordings she did with Candy Hemphill Christmas and Tanya Goodman Sykes in the group, HEIRLOOM in the early 90’s. The groups beautiful voices were critically acclaimed in such albums as “Apples of Gold,” and “Uncommon Love.” Barbara realized a long time dream along with two of her best friends in country music, August 12, 2003 when Sharon White, Connie Smith and Barbara joined Sharon’s husband, Ricky Skaggs who produced their album, “Love Never Fails.” “It doesn’t get any better than that for me,” says Barbara.