Meet the Team

The team behind Mary Rice Hopkins and Puppets with a Heart

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Mailing Address:

Mary Rice Hopkins
P.O. Box 362
Montrose, CA 91021

Mary Rice Hopkins: Founder

Mary Rice Hopkins

Receiving the “Parent’s 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 for over 30 years around the world.

Mary’s career began with the praise and worship sounds of Wendy and Mary (Sparrow/EMI). She has set the foundation for many children’s artists throughout the country.

Point Loma University, San Diego, CA, awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in Christian service and ministry.

Her songs have been recorded and published through Maranatha! Music, TimeLife, Group Publishing, Standard Publishing, Cook Communications Ministries, Gospel Light, and Daughters of St. Paul. Mary has produced 30 CD’s and 6 DVD’s.

The children’s book Noah was published by Crossway.  Safe in the Fold, Lost and Found and Come Back Home were published through FaithKidz (Cook Communications Ministries). Mary has also self-published seven curriculum books with accompanying CD’s.

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, and lessons which touch the heart. Mary’s passion is to make a difference in hearts and lives.

The International Network of Children’s Ministers (INCM) awarded Mary their Legacy Award in 2014.

Darcie Maze: Puppets with a Heart Founder & Owner






Linda Stevenson: Special Projects

Betty Robertson: Communication Services Coordinator & Curriculum Writer

Dr. Larry Michel: President, Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with A Heart Foundation

Michael Gayle: Engineering and Mixing

Darek Dowgielewicz: Musical arranging and producing

Debby Alten: Blog administrator

Barry Pinter: Director, “Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with a Heart” TV Program

Ralph Winter: Executive Producer, “Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with a Heart” TV Program

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