The illustrious mulit-talented Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award-nominated producer, artist, author and pastor Mel Holder has recorded 6 albums thus far in a meritorious 25-year musical career. His unparalleled perseverance and dedication to his craft are attributed to his Christ-centered lifestyle.
MELODIES OF CHRISTMAS Mel Holder’s recent television production were aired on several major networks internationally.
Mel’s new book THE NEW NORMAL is a must read as it chronicles the current Covid-19 era with positive and informative life lessons.
MAGNIFICENT Mel’s most recent CD has hit number one on BILLBOARD’S COMPTEMPOARY JAZZ CHART twice in 2019 and closed out the BILLBOARD’S YEAR END CHART at number 2. While simultaneously closing out the year at 54 on the TOP GOSPEL ALBUM CHART while maintaining spots in the top twenty throughout the year.
Born in Brooklyn NY of Panamanian decent, Mel’s life became a testimony in the making from an early age. At the tender age of eight years old, Mel was hindered from being able to fully participate in all of life’s youthful activities due to asthma. To many this impediment might have been a stubbing block however; Mel used this and a stepping stone to ignight his interest in music. Beyond all odd to utilize his repertory system to play a wind instrument God, showed his healing power, through that challenge, and Mel became focused relentless warrior using his newfound musical ability defeating any notions of limitation. Mel commitment to answering this call on his life gave birth to his ministry.
Now as a global personality and minister of the gospel his infectious and inspirational message has transcended culture and religion, being heard by people in places such as Okinawa in Japan, the nation of Azerbaijan, Cuba, South Africa, Russia, Trinidad, and all throughout the continents of Europe and North America. His relentless efforts to spread his God-given ministry allows him to have over extensive amounts of events annually while concurrently working on new projects, tackling new endeavors and collaborations, and being a newly appointed Pastor.
The decorated career of Mel Holder includes numerous collaborations with fellow renowned artists, authoring two books The Pursuit of Your Creative Call and The New Normal, production of over 100 projects, numerous music videos, and several televisions show appearances as an actor. His commitment to his music allowed him to collaborate with other accomplished artists such as Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Rance Allen, Vicki Winans, Andrae Crouch, Kurt Carr, and the late Timothy Wright. His television roles included appearances in shows such as Smash, The Following, Person of Interest, Newsroom, Deceived, and Elementary.