Founder/President of God’s Vessel Ministries
Psalmist/Genesoul Productions Gospel Artist
2012 Indie Music Award Winner for Best Gospel Recording for the song "Transformed"!
Minister Melissa Hayward was a longtime drug and alcohol abuser in the late 80’s well into the early 90’s. She began drinking as a young girl and later at the age of fourteen began using crack cocaine. She heard the voice of God on January 29, 2001 calling her to begin her journey of recovery. Since surrendering, she has dedicated her life in helping others to live a clean and sober life.
In 2006 God spoke to Hayward’s heart and challenged her to birth, the Ministry “God’s Vessel Ministries”. God’s Vessels objective is to share the unconditional love to every vessel that God sends, to bring hope of a transformed life. Hayward is continuing the vision by reaching out to the youth by creating a curriculum called “Building LEADER’S For A Better Tomorrow” (ministry site: www.godsvessel.com.)
Melissa Hayward is an accomplished stage actor. Her credits include: co-starring with JAMES DeBARGE and HOWARD HEWITT in WHEN A MAN FINDS A WIFE HE FINDS A GOOD THING, which enjoyed successful runs at the Wiltern Theatre, the Wilshire Ebell Theatre (Los Angeles), Spreckles Theater (San Diego), The El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles) and The Orpheum Theatre. STILL I RISE director Candace Cole-Kelly for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, DECEPTION, LEAVE THE 99 Ms. Cheryl Collins director, THROUGH THE STORM director Sha’Givens, THE GIFT director Sha’Givens at Faithful Central Bible Church and the Palace in San Francisco, and her latest “THE CORINTHIAN SCANDAL” Los Angeles, Wilshire Ebell. Movie Credit: “The 9th Step” written and directed by Charles Mc Wells.
Hayward has completed her new album entitled “Caught Up”. She shares the extraordinary deliverance God granted her through the struggle, in hopes, that the truth of God is revealed through the creative sound and testimony that is expressed through her music.
Thanks for sharing your sunshine with the rest of us. I could feel your presence in the room at the Indie Music Awards. Congratulations on your win. I've been floating above the heights of tall buildings since Sunday. Continue to be blessed my sistah. Keep in touch.