Barbara is one of twin daughters born to the legendary gospel songwriter, Mosie Lister. With a keen ear and a broad background in choral and instrumental music, she went on to receive a degree in Music and English literature, and has served in the private studio, classroom, and the church, where she has written many songs and projects, and been an active player on worship teams for more than 40 years as a pianist, keyboardist, and bassist.
Barbara has shared writing projects with her father, Mosie Lister, Mosie, and with other Christian artists. Her style is broad and flexible, making her an able and popular co-writer.
Today, she resides in Norfolk, VA, where she not only plays for her local church, but continues to write alone and with others in just about every Christian genre. As of 2018, her focus has been on co-writes with her daughter, Laura Sue Brod, as they collaborate on recording projects. She is also a staff writer for Valley Songs, a gospel located in Sharps Chapel, TN.
Barb is dedicated to using the medium of music to share the gospel and to lift the hearts of those who are weighted down by our current culture. She is affiliated with BMI, GMA, and in addition to her staff position with Valley Songs, owns her own publishing company, Music by WilliamSong (admin. by Music Services.org).
Barb's love for people and for the Lord Jesus Christ are at the center of her life.
Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 23:37-39 NI
Barb is married to David Williams, an accomplished keyboardist/pianist/organist with a strong background in classical, jazz, gospel, and pop music. He is not only an outstanding stylist on the keyboard, but a respected conductor, and published arranger as well as meticulous transcriptionist.