Mary Ann Bishop • • •
Humanitarian and author
Mary Ann Bishop is a longtime Bible teacher, author, recording artist and speaker.
In 2004 she and her husband David founded the White Harvest Foundation, a ministry to the people of China, India, Laos, Turkey and Vietnam. She regularly travels to India with teams of women to train church planters and pastors through the story-telling method set forth in her three-volume curriculum series, Servants of the Most High God (2010), now published in nine Indian languages. In addition, she is the author of two volumes of poetry – Portraits in Poetry, and her latest writing project is a tribute to her late mother, called Mother, Teacher, Friend.
In 2011 she became the South Carolina Area Director for Community Bible Study and she continues to advise classes in North Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, Florence and Orangeburg. From 1990 to 2005, she served as the teaching leader for the Myrtle Beach Bible Study Fellowship Women’s Day Class and from 2006 to 2010 she served as the teaching director for Georgetown (S.C.) Community Bible Study Women’s Day Class.
She has served multiple terms as a trustee for Charleston Southern University and she currently serves on the Academic Affairs Committee.
In 2004 the Bishops launched the White Harvest Trading Company in Pawleys Island, S.C., specifically to sell products from Southeast Asia where they have ministered.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and a master’s degree from Florida State University, both in music education.
Bishop lives in Pawleys Island, S.C., where she teaches Community Bible Study. She and her husband are the parents of two grown children, Wesley and Elizabeth, and several grandchildren.
Bishop was honored at the 2014 Celebration of Inspiring Women.