“I heard you lead worship at last year conference. At that time I was so depressed but after hearing you something changed. I felt uplifted and more positive.”
— LST - World Worship conference
Singer, songwriter, gospel minister, mother, entrepreneur, avid reader and, DIY freak, …
“I heard you lead worship last year and I was so depressed but after listening to you, I felt uplifted and more positive.” That’s what Gospel singer/songwriter Faith Maelys was told after she sang at a church event and this stirred her into taking her ministry more seriously.
Faith Maelys’ love of singing comes naturally it’s an act of Worship. ‘My prayer life is my singing, which I do every day, every hour, I pray without ceasing in songs.
Faith has been leading and singing in church for over 15 years. She sang with the Kingsway International Choir (KICC choir) which she admits, is where she fell in love with Gospel Music. Years later, she enrolls at the London School of Theology from where she graduated in 2016 with a BA degree in Theology and Worship.
Gospel music is Faith's passion but it has come at a cost. In 2015, after committing to serving God with her singing and in the middle of studying for a degree, Faith lost everything! Her business failed; her relationship broke down, she became homeless with two children to look after and no means to live on. Her church calls her ‘Reverend Faith’ because despite all that happened to her she continues to have faith in God.
Born of African parents in a Paris suburb, Faith left home at the age of 18 determined to make her own way in the world. Life does not go smoothly and with no job and no money she found herself moving around a lot. Refusing the cards dealt to her, she survives singing in night clubs in Paris. She took her first step into the French Hip Hop scene singing backup at the Fete de la Musique in Paris. Determined to make a living from singing Faith decided to leave Paris and with little money and a small suitcase in hand, she heads for London. There London, she is introduced to acclaimed record producer T.C. Curtis who was instrumental in crafting the performer she is today.
Today she is a Worship Leader who ministers all over the UK and Internationally. As a Reverend Minister she enjoys speaking on women and youth issues.
Faith Maelys describes herself as a survivor, someone who never gives up and continues fighting despite adversity. Her album is inspired by her life story of survival and it shares her total reliance on God as her source of strength. Each song speaks of a God whose love is immeasurable and always in the shadows of her life, yet present at her side with every step she takes.
Look out for Faith Maely’s album which will be released soon. Keep up to date with news on our Facebook page @faithmaelysmusic