Melissa Hayward
  • Female
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States
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    1-06 Transformed
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    1-03 Happy Here's some video from the Sanctuary Night of Worship!
Melissa Hayward performs her song "Through the Storm" at Angel City for Friday N...ight Sanctuary on April 27th, 2012 with keyboardist Chris Dent and drummer-DeVell Riley.

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I am an:
Indie Artist
Artist's or Band's Name
Melissa Hayward/ Band-"The Praize~Unit"
City & State
Los Angeles, Ca
United States
Music Genre(s):
R&B, Rock, Indie, Gospel, Jazz
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:

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.

Melissa Hayward
Management Contact
ACTS Management
Felecia Knight

God’s Vessel Ministries

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At 3:04am on March 17, 2014, Rob Larrabee said…

love the guitar work and the whole sound is just wonderful to listen to.

At 9:21am on June 1, 2012, MELIA said…
Stopping in for some great music again!!! Keep it coming Melissa.
xoxo Melia
At 9:54pm on May 4, 2012, Tivoli Skye said…

thank you back - such an amazing event with so much talent - it was so fun!!!!

 <3 Tivoli Skye

At 7:14pm on May 3, 2012, Gino Goss said…

Melissa, Congrats on your win !!  Much Love - Gino ~~~ ♪♫♪♫

At 2:53pm on May 3, 2012, MoZaiK said…

Thank you so much for the awesome compliment. You are awesome as well!!

At 9:31am on May 3, 2012, Sweet Claudette (Harrell-Manning said…

Greetings Sistah Melissa,

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.

At 1:16am on May 3, 2012, David E. Maxwell said…

Thanks sister Hayward for the connection, i am sorry for a late response, just that i have not been on this site in a while. I need to include this in my schedule. I live the music, Stay blessed sis.

At 12:59am on May 3, 2012, Marcus Dyson said…

LOL! Awwwwe. Thank you so much sister. Appreciate the kinship. We must do something very soon.

At 7:59pm on May 2, 2012, alchalant said…

Nice meeting you! Congrats from alchalant of Detroit MI.

At 3:44pm on May 2, 2012, GARRY MOORE said…

Congrats to you also my sister, "Stay Inspired" You've got that "IT FACTOR" May the hand of the lord be upon all that you do for his Kingdom!!!

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