About Martha Williamson
Martha Williamson is a born storyteller, and when she speaks about her twenty-five years in the high-risk, high-stakes entertainment industry, she divides her life in “show business” in half: her creative side that makes the show and the business side that runs a multimillion dollar company. As a twenty-five-year industry veteran, writing and producing television drama, comedy, and musical variety for all three major networks and cable, Martha Williamson is best known as the executive producer and head writer of the ground-breaking hit drama, Touched By An Angel, which received nine Emmy nominations over its nine-year run on CBS. Williamson was also the first woman to solely executive produce two shows simultaneously when she created and executive-produced Promised Land, also for CBS.
Her work has been honored with numerous awards, including the Freedom Works Award from Congress, the Anti-Defamation League’s Deborah Award, the Edward R. Murrow Responsibility in Television Award, the Williams College Bicentennial Medal, the prestigious Producer’s Guild Nova Award, the Templeton Award and several NAACP Awards for best television drama. Martha was appointed by the president to the White House Council for Service and Civic Participation and most recently served as the host of “A Touch of Encouragement,” the #1 inspirational video website on Beliefnet. Martha has also appeared onstage on both coasts performing her musical one-woman show “Martha At Risk.” Her numerous television appearances include 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Larry King Live.
As the head of a company with hundreds of employees whose success depends on uncompromising leadership, imagination, and minute-by-minute quality control, Martha speaks with authority, passion, and humor to corporate leaders and business organizations, as well as colleges, youth groups, and private organizations. She has been the keynote speaker for such audiences as the National Speakers Association, The American Bible Society, BMI Records, the United States Senate Annual Retreat in Williamsburg, numerous Governor’s and Mayor’s Prayer Breakfasts, the National Executive Women’s Association, World Association for Children and Parents, and colleges and universities including: Martha is a native of Denver, Colorado, and the author of several books, including Inviting God to Your Wedding, which was recently re-released as a tenth anniversary edition by Random House. Martha lives in Southern California with her husband and their two daughters. She sits on the board of directors of the Pasadena Playhouse and served as a trustee of The King’s University in Southern California.