Now & Forever
Mel's 2000 Christmas project, A Gift So Special, can be enjoyed year-round, featuring uplifting renditions of Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night. Currently, more than one hundred radio stations nationally have these projects in rotation. Mel's identification with Christ and his submission of God's gift have brought him to minister with such artists as Fred Hammond, Vickie Winans, Timothy Wright, Nancey Jackson, Trinitee 5:7, Angelo and Veronica, and Kurt Carr. In addition, he has appeared on The Candi Stanton Show, which is part of Trinity Broadcasting Network. In 1997, he was nominated for a Grammy with Sister Carrol for her album 'Lyrically Potent'. Mel enjoys his international ministry but understands that he is a servant for the Lord. Recently he began sharing his views on creative arts ministry authoring; Serving vs. Starring and Ministry vs. Industry featured articles in Gospel Synergy. Mel will continue to write about the heart of a servant and truly serving in God's will and anticipates compiling his thoughts into a book very soon. In addition to writing, opening doors for other talented Christian artists is a desire of Mel's. Utilizing his gifts as a producer, he's done projects for dedicated artists including Larry and Marrissa Felder, Lanee Battle, Inger Reid, Gary Anglin, and Billy & Sarah Gaines. Mel's church home is in New York under the leadership of Dr. Rev. A.R. Bernard, Sr. At New York Christian Life Centre. Rev. Bernard teaches how to apply God's word on a practical level. Mel serves at CLC understanding that his 'talent is secondary to his standing and walk with the Lord. In the new millenium, Mel renewed his commitment to minister for the upliftment of orphaned children. He has sown seeds through his work with the United Global Mission Alliance (UGMA) in the depths of Russia where he ministered to many orphanages. This year, UGMA will continue to bring the gospel to Venezeula and other countries.