Joe Melendrez is one of America’s most exciting Catholic performers. He is a natural MC, a dynamic musical performer, an inspiring speaker, and an expert retreat leader.
Joe Melendrez has forged a unique path to becoming one of America’s most exciting Catholic performers. At age fifteen, Joe was featured on MTV and developed a love for performing. Later that year, on a Teen A.C.T.S. Retreat, Joe encountered the awesome love of God. It was then that he decided to dedicate his life to sharing the Good News. Joe shares the Gospel in many unique ways, from his development of a faith-based clothing line, God Swagg Apparel, his release of four major Catholic hip-hop albums, to sharing the winnings from a college Chipotle contest (a year of free burritos), as a means to evangelize to different people with each meal!
With a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Dayton, Joe has become a professional retreat leader and religion teacher at Chaminade College Preparatory, a Catholic High School in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his work in Catholic education, Joe’s electric ministry of music and evangelization has taken him to Europe, Africa, Australia, South America and all across the USA. Joe uses his skills to animate huge crowds of teens, and he continues to share these gifts at major youth rallies, conferences, and national events. Today, Joe Melendrez is a husband and father, as well as a natural MC, a dynamic musical performer, an inspiring speaker, and an expert retreat leader.
A one-of-a-kind approach to sharing Christ through Hip Hop music. His scripturally- focused lyrics have the ability to inspire prayer, energize listeners, and draw them deeper into knowing and loving God.
An energizing and enlightening retreat experience, which includes relevant and Christ centered themes and highly engaging activities. The framework of each retreat is built specifically around the needs of the community being served.
An interactive presentation which includes community building activities, a faith focused message, and time
for spiritual reflection. Joe also incorporates an effective use of audio and visual technology.
An engaging and dynamic witness of faith shared through music, ice breakers, testimony and prayer. Each keynote contains a powerful message designed to strengthen faith, uplift, and send forth.
As a past radio and TV host, Joe has the ability to emcee any major event. He cultivates an enjoyable, yet sacred environment while introducing talent. Joe also creates smooth transitions, which enhances the overall professionalism of your event.
Joe Melendrez offers an assortment of faith focused talks, concerts, and retreats. Below is a list of some of Joe’s highly transformative topics.
CHOSEN: DISCOVERING AND RESPONDING TO OUR CALL AS GOD’S CHOSEN CHILDREN.
ALL IN : STEPPING INTO SURRENDER AND LIVING ALL IN FOR JESUS!
SEVEN: HOW TO EMBRACE GRACE AND UTILIZE THE SACRAMENTS.
COME HOLY SPIRIT: ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO INSPIRE, SEAL AND SEND US FORTH!
FAITH OVER FEAR: BECOME A FEARLESS, BOLD AND FAITH-FILLED DISCIPLE!
SACRED: REALIZING OUR UNDENIABLE VALUE AND WORTH AS CHILDREN OF GOD.
THE SOURCE: ENCOUNTERING CHRIST THROUGH THE TRUE PRESENCE OF THE EUCHARIST.
MARK MY WORDS: UNLOCK GOD’S WORD AND LET SCRIPTURE TAKE ROOT IN OUR LIVES.
WELCOME TO THE PARTY : CELEBRATE YOUR FAITH, FIND GOD IN MUSIC AND GET YOUR PRAISE ON!