Rickie Byars Beckwith is one of the 21st century’s most revered singer - songwriters. She is a public speaker, community advocate,founder of the Agape International Choir, and because of her vast repertoire of inspirational songs, is highly regarded as a prominent figure in the New Thought Movement. Rickie’s body of inspirational work spans over three decades and includes 14 albums of music/choral arrangements composed by her. As a songwriter her transcendent music opens the heart, touches the soul, and uplifts the spirit. Rickie's extensive music catalogue is heard on the radio and on soundtracks for movies and television. Her songs of devotion are regularly included in spiritual centers throughout the world.
"Spirit encourages me to be a voice of inspiration"
She has performed in five sessions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at GreenFestivals across North America, and at countless Peace Concerts that promote unity and the eradication of the prison industrial complex and slavery in other parts of the world. In being an example of change and possibility, Rickie supports numerous organizations that work tirelessly to improve the lives of others in underserved communities. Several times each year, Rickie organizes benefit performances and contributes to music compilations that bring “Water to a Dry Land.” (See more about Rickie’s activism in the Bio section)
Rickie is the Music and Arts Director of the Agape International SpiritualCenter In Culver City, California, where she directs the 150-member AgapeInternational Choir. Together with Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, their powerful partnership resulted in a dynamic catalogue of songs that enable transformational healing through the power of music. Backed by some of the most accomplished musicians from Los Angeles and beyond, the Agape International Choir is heard daily throughout North America, Europe, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, India – and all places in between- on AgapeLiveMusic.com and on the live-streamed services at AgapeLive.com - Featured artists who regularly perform with Rickie and the Agape Choir include Shara Prophet, Leo Gallo, Brenda Lee Eager, Ronnie Robertson, Beverly Brewster, Niki Haris, Clay Pruitt, Cheryl Jackson, Rev. LeonCampbell, Arnae Batson, Ray Davis, Stacie Aumon-Yeldell, Marianne Lewis, RonCampbell and many other very talented artists. Celebrity artists who have performed atAgape or with the Agape Choir have included Georgia Anne Muldrow, Stevie Wonder,Bobby Brown, John Legend, the late Carl Anderson, Deva Premal with Miten & Manose,and Will I.am
“Our loving will change the world”