Joe’s Catholic-Christian Hip-Hop style had my young audience of many cultures, dancing, singing, laughing and praising. Further, Joe has a ‘likeability’ that cannot be understated
Each student that attended our retreat lead by Joe Melendrez, walked away with a renewed excitement, and a new way to be a role model to their peers.
Joe has embraced the youth and old alike and in this has changed many, empowered others but shown his love of his faith and God.
Joe Melendrez was exactly what my teens needed. His ministry is precisely what the New Evangelization calls for: meeting teens where they are , without compromising the teaching of the faith.
Joe Melendrez has not only the gift of making rhymes that make sense to the youth but he also has accepted the gift of faith that is revealed in how he loves others. He has made a difference in my life and will make a difference in all those who meet him. Everyone should know Joe!
He is well regarded in his field and has my full confidence in his work. I know of no reason why Joe Melendrez should not be welcomed into your Diocese. I am confident his presentations will be well received.
His integration of the prayers of the rosary, as well as his personal witnessing, creates an almost non-identified, to date, genre a music which has a great future.
Joe’s energetic nature and pastoral approach made it easy for the entire group to participate and feel welcomed. His way of praying through Mary to grow closer to Christ had a positive impact on all those around him.
The ministry of Joe Melendrez is energetic, gracious and awakens in young people a newfound confidence in the tenderness of God. He gives youth real access to the “Joy of the Gospel” through his music, talks, and retreats. Any Church community will be many-times blessed by his ground- breaking approach to evangelization.”