“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, TV and radio show presenter, 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 enrols at the London School of Theology from where she graduated in 2016 with a BA Hons degree in Theology and Worship. She is also holds a Certificate and Higher Diploma in Christian Ministry and Worship from the South London Christian College.
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. In 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 and Preacher who ministers all over the UK and Internationally. As a Reverend Minister she enjoys speaking on women and youth issues. As a TV and Radio presenter she teaches bible truth and the undiluted gospel in a practical way. You can listen to her show Pearls of Wisdom on radio stations around the UK or watch her Roundtable Talk Show on Youtube.
Faith Maelys describes herself as a survivor, someone who never gives up and continues fighting despite adversity. Through her singing she aspires to bring hope to the hopeless and joy to the mourners.
Look out for Faith Maely’s EP album which will be released soon. Keep up to date with news on our Facebook page @faithmaelys