Mary Rice Hopkins

Receiving the Parents’ Choice Award and Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, the ministry and music of Mary Rice Hopkins is timeless. Her simple yet profound melodies have captured the hearts of children and families more than 30 years around the world, as her music has been translated into Spanish and Russian. Mary began as a popular recording artist through Sparrow Records as her songs were heard on Christian radio and through Time Life's "Songs for Worship."


While writing music for children served as her main focus, Mary also became involved in writing curriculum, stories and children's books to supplement the music published through David C. Cook, Group, Crossway/Good News, and Maranatha Music. More recently, Mary has teamed with Darcie Maze of "Puppets with a Heart" for a weekly TV special every Saturday morning at 8:30 PST on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). This character-based show uses music, puppetry, dancing and lessons which touch the heart. Mary's passion is to make a difference in hearts and lives. 

I’m so thankful for people like June, who not only serves on my  Kids Foundation Board of Directors, but through her life’s adversities, forge a trail for people like me.


Mary Rice Hopkins

Award Winning Songwriter, Children’s Recording Artist. 

Director/Writer “Puppets with a Heart” television series-TBN Broadcasting,

Saturdays 8:30 am.