Prior to my birth in Africa, my
father's first convert announced to him that he was praying God
would give my father a crooked arm. Dad was astonished at first but
pleased when he learned that a crooked arm meant an arm to hold his
own child. Dad was equally astonished nine months from that date
when I came on the scene. My childhood in Africa, though simple,
never held a dull moment. The first four years of my life were spent
in a village of ten thousand blacks. I grew up believing that God
had created thousands of blacks and the three Lovicks were the only
whites in the world. My greatest desire was to be black and wear
beads. I was always trying to convince my mother how not weaving
clothes would cut down on the laundry.
Missionaries Dr. Bill & Margaret Lovick with baby Marsha.
(Bassari, West Africa, 1961)
as a child I loved people and I would entertain the natives with
songs from "Mary Poppins" and "The Chipmunks", then I'd tell a Bible
story and have an altar call. It didn't take me long to learn that
music was a great way to communicate with people.
As a teenager my family moved to
Brussels, Belgium and my fluency in French came in handy. Europe was
a lot like the U.S., so in 1977 when my father accepted a pastorate
in Florida, I was prepared for the change. From this point on I knew
that God hadn't just given me a talent, He had given me a ministry.
In 1981 I settled in Birmingham, Alabama. It wasn't long after that
I began to feel the Lord nudge me to step out and fulfill the
ministry He had called me to. With the encouragement of my friends
and family, I have been traveling and sharing in the interest of
missions since January 1985. I am thankful for the people
around the world He is enabling me to touch. God asks each for our
lives, in one way or another and I'm glad that God is faithful just
like the song says, "For every little thing we do He gives so much
in return, if our hearts desire is to do all He asks."
Born in Tamale, Ghana, to missionary parents, Marsha has spent
most of her life in Africa.
Her fluency in seven languages is second only to her
extraordinary ability to communicate with people. Her
vivacious personality coupled with the anointing of the Holy
Spirit transcends all barriers. As a wife and mother, she
will win your heart with her humor and honesty. You will
be thrilled at the accounts of God's incredible provision for
Marsha and her family while in Africa, and deeply moved by her
testimony of the miracle birth and healing of her son Isaac.
Itinerating in the U.S. on the way back to the Congo in 1970.
To hear a missions testimony/sermon that Marsha's father preached
many years ago, click the message title,
Missions Testiomony. (recording lasts 33:50 min.)
Marsha resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband Doug
and her son Isaac (and her poodle Peanut).
Doug have recently adopted a young boy from the country of
She still has a heart for missions, traveling overseas on
occasions. She speaks almost every other month as the
Lord opens the doors. Music also plays a large part in
her ministry. Her music is contemporary yet traditional
with a very clear message pointing to Jesus. Marsha may
make you laugh or cry, but in everything she does she will
lead you to the feet of Jesus, and when touched by Him, you
will never be the same!
Her ministry website is located at:
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