DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This past weekend, Women of Faith invited Pattie Mallette, mother of pop singer-songwriter Justin Bieber, to make a surprise guest appearance at the Celebrate What Matters tour in Orlando, FL. Receiving an overwhelming and warm welcome from the Women of Faith audience, Mallette has agreed to join the tour in St. Paul and Ft. Lauderdale on October 20th and October 26th respectively.
As a young woman and a single mom, Mallette fought hard to rise above her painful past of shame, abuse, and poverty. In Orlando, she shared with the women in attendance the challenges she faced and how God found her and changed her.
"God speaks through our stories and we are very excited to have Pattie Mallette on our platform to share what God has done in her life," said Barry Walsh, creative director at Live Events Management, Inc. "Her story is truly amazing and life changing."
Sandi Patty interviewed Mallette about her life and story in Orlando. Afterward, Marilyn Meberg, Patsy Clairmont, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Brenda Warner and Elisa Morgan joined the two women on stage as they prayed for Mallette and her ability to reach women with similar stories and to encourage them in the hope that she has found.
In addition to her participation in two more Women of Faith events, Mallette recently released a memoir titled Nowhere But Up. In collaboration with author A.J. Gregory, Mallette shares heartbreaking details about the trauma, abuse and addiction that marked her early childhood and adult years. Mallette reflects on a desperate search for love and acceptance that led to teenage rebellion and a suicide attempt at seventeen. Through it all, she reveals the remarkable way that her life finally turned around when she found herself pregnant with Justin and facing an uncertain future as a single mom.
Women of Faith
Women of Faith®, produced by Live Event Management, Inc., is a life-changing live event that has reached nearly five million women with authentic messages of God's love and grace. For 16 years, well-known speakers, comedians, musicians and performers join together on stage, authentically connecting to audiences in cities across North America. Through humor, encouragement and support, Women of Faith has created an atmosphere for women to grow in faith and spirituality. The 2012 "Celebrate What Matters" tour is a diverse line up of 27 talented artists including: Amy Grant, Sheila Walsh, Christine Caine, Andy Andrews, Max Lucado, and Mandisa, spread throughout its 4-month, 23-city tour. To learn more about these events, go to www.WomenofFaith.com/events, or on Facebook or Twitter.
Live Event Management
Live Event Management, Inc., part of the HarperCollins Christian Publishing division, is the leading nationwide producer of Christian live events. The Women of Faith® and The Revolve Tour® events visit multiple cities across the United States, inspiring women to grow in faith and spirituality. For more information on these events, please visit http://www.WomenofFaith.com or http://www.revolvetour.com . Live Event Management is based in Plano, TX.
SOURCE Women of Faith