From early on, Melissa knew she was gifted to sing melodiously. However it wasn’t until after she gave her heart to the Lord and was filled with His Spirit that she was clearly made aware of her assignment in the earth – to not only sing, but to do so until His Glory filled the atmosphere.
Since that great day of reckoning, God has opened many doors for her show forth the wonders of His name. She has been blessed to be a featured vocalist on several albums with Gospel music’s finest such as, Pastor Hezekiah Walker, Lance Williams & True Worship and the Potter’s House of Denver Choir. Melissa also travels with JJ Hairston & Youthful praise where she has been a featured vocalist on 4 of their albums as well. God has graced Melissa to share the Gospel through songs on great television platforms such as Praise the Lord -TBN, Bobby Jones Gospel, the Word Network, and the Stellar Awards.
In 2018, God placed in Melissa’s heart to create a place for individuals who wanted to know more about capturing the tangible presence of God. From there, the Chabod Institute was birthed. The Chabod Institute is an anointed learning environment for intense, hands-on training in the area of praise and worship.
When she is not traveling the country or on foreign soil declaring the message of God’s love through song or fiery preaching, she can be found serving as the Worshp Leader at her home church – Bethel Church of Love & Praise, CKMI(Bloomfield, NJ) where she is completely submitted to the great leadership of Presiding Prelate, Bishop Charles W. Harris, Jr. & Executive Pastor Janet H. Harris. Although many people play a role in the success of her ministry, Melissa is never apt to forget that faithfulness to her church and the leaders that God has placed in her life flows in parallel to the blessings of God upon her ministry.
Melissa, who is happily married to Joseph Bethea II, and a joyful mother to her miracle child, Jade, strives to live in a way that is pleasing to Christ Jesus. The ultimate goal is to simply know and love Jesus intimately – FOREVER!