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!
Joe’s BA in Religious studies from the University of Dayton has led him to become a Religion teacher and Youth Minister for over 10 years. 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!
FEEL THE POWER: EXPERIENCE GOD IN MUSIC
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.
GET IN THE WORD: 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!
2019 National Catholic Youth Conference
2019 Abbey Fest - Paoli, PA
2019 Diocese of Jacksonville Youth Conference
2019 Diocese of Sacramento Fired Up Conference
2019 World Youth Day Tour w/ Fr. Rob Galea - Panama
2018 National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry - Tampa, FL
2018 Holy Fire – NFCYM - Nashville, TN
2018 On Fire Norcal Jam - Vallejo, CA
2018 NOAC – Boy Scouts of America Conference
2018 Archdiocesan Youth Conference - Houston, TX
2018 Youth Day – Religious Education Congress - Anaheim, CA
2018 Diocese of San Jose Confirmation Conference
2018 Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference - Waco, TX
2017 National Catholic Youth Conference - Indianapolis, IN
2017 Christian Service For Life
2017 Grásta Dé! Diocese of Gary Youth Rally
2017 Diocese of Milwaukee Hispanic Youth Rally
2017 Synergy – Diocese of San Diego
2016 Idaho Catholic Youth Conference
2016 Diocese of Jefferson City Rally
2016 God Is Good Festival - Germay
2015 Diocese of Jackson Youth Rally
2015 Diocese of Seattle Youth Rally
2014 Diocese of Amarillo Youth Rally
2014 Multifestival David - Spain
2013 Vivo Rio – World Youth Day - Brazil
2013 Diocese of El Paso Celebration of Life Rally
2012 Diocese of Las Vegas Youth Rally
2012 Catholic Youth Outreach - Uganda
2011 Congresso De Jovenes (CDJ) - Los Angeles
2011 Performance For Pope Benedict XVI – World Youth Day - Spain