Edward M. Melendez
1020 S. Chelton Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 719.445.1840
OBJECTIVE

Prayerfully seeking a position in ministry as a worship leader or pastor of worship in which I may utilize the gift of music to honor and glorify God, and lead His people into His Holy and wonderful presence.


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

•  Over eighteen years of experience in church-related worship and music ministry.

•  An accomplished keyboardist, pianist, and vocalist with over twenty years experience as a composer, studio musician and recording artist.

•  skilled as an arranger, producer, and sound engineer for multiple instrumentalists and vocalists.

•  Over fifteen years of experience as an administrator and ministry leader.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


WORSHIP ARTS & TECH DIRECTOR
 – Helena Valley Baptist Church

Helena, MT (2014-2016)

Worship Arts and Tech Director. Prepared media and music in conjuncture with the senior pastor’s vision for Sunday morning worship services.

My responsibilities were to oversee the weekly preparation and performances for each live Sunday morning service as well as additional special events.

I was also responsible for creating, scheduling and preparing worship teams and resources such as music charts, and song selections. I maintain all tech, and media aspect of our weekly worship services, as well as preparing all media graphics elements and presentation elements. Such as sermon/message slides, and web and online technical elements for our weekly live streaming worship service feed. As well as the design and development of the church’s online web presence.
PASTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS – Hannaford Street Bible Church

Helena, MT (2011-2014)

Pastor of Worship Arts. Worked with the senior pastor, staff and ministry teams to create and produce live performances and events for two Sunday morning worship services. Involvement in social media awareness and web maintenance. Maintained the ministries of worship, music, tech, drama as well as the church’s social media presence. Administered the music and tech ministries for multiple groups and teams of over 40 + people. Oversaw church branding and media implementation, including marketing elements, video production, and design, which include print, web, and an online social presence.

Used skills in leadership to cultivate, built up and encouraged new leaders and using the experience to build a number of leadership teams. Mentored new music/worship teams through a foundation of personal and group instruction, one on one interaction, and by an example of leadership. Showing strengths in conflict resolution and skills in group and one on one communication.


GRAPHIC & MEDIA DESIGNER
 – Fiveshock Design

Norwalk, California (2000 – present)

Graphic designer specializing in web, multimedia, print and traditional design.  Responsibilities include working with and acquiring new clients, proposals, project managing, design, and completion of projects, as well as project scheduling and billing.
PRAISE MUSIC DIRECTOR – Anaheim Christian Church

Anaheim, California (2002 – 2011)

Lead the Praise Music Ministry for a multi-generational congregation.  Responsibilities include music selection, recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers, as well as encouraging songwriting within the team.  Working with the senior pastor and choir ministry to present blended services.  Serving on the Worship planning committee.  Coordinating special events such as Saturday Night Praise, Youth Jam (week-long Jr. and Sr. High Outreach), Serving as Worship Leader for Camp Dunamis (two-week long non-denominational Junior High Camp) in 2006.  Additional involvement in the congregation includes serving as a Deacon from 2008 to 2011 and as a member of the property committee 2009 to 2011.
INTERIM WORSHIP LEADER / Cornerstone Community Church

Artesia, California (1999 – 2002)

Served as a pianist and vocalist on worship team from 1999.  Served as the interim worship leader in 2002.
MINISTER OF MUSIC – Calvary Chapel, Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach, California (1994 – 1999)

Served as Co-Leader of the Music Ministry and was promoted in 1998 to Minister of Music for a congregation of over 700.  Responsibilities included coordinating and directing all music and worship for two Sunday services and one mid-week Bible study.  This included selecting music, training and scheduling volunteers and planning and executing special events such as concerts and outreach services.  Also provided workshops on seminars on vocalization.


CO-LEADER OF WORSHIP MINISTRY
 – Disciples of Christ

Norwalk, California (1991 – 1993)

Assisted in coordinating worship ministry for mid-week Bible study at this church with over 200 members.


MUSIC DIRECTOR
 – Composer and Drama Assistant

Norwalk, La Mirada Unified School District (1990 – 1992)

Composed music for stage productions. Provided instruction in both music and drama to students.
Additional Outreach and Community Events

National Day of Prayer (Provided live music and entertainment for the statewide event on the steps of the state capital for the annual National Day of Prayer).


Set Free in the Park 
(An annual community outreach event).


Thursdayllelujah
 (Prepared and provided music for a Thursday evening of live praise and worship celebrated in the down town square),


Uniform in Christ 
(Provided worship for a ministry event to bring the community together for our men in women in uniform).


Helena 24/7 Burn  
(Participated in a weekend of worship involving serval churches and worship ministries for a twenty four hour period or prayer, reflection, and worship).


The Gathering   
(A Saturday evening community event of live music/worship).
COMPOSING AND PRODUCTION

• Developed and maintain worship resource website:  www.minsitrylounge.com,

• Composed music for computer game developer bakano

• Written and produced multiple worship albums and songs for various church fellowships.
EDUCATION

• A.A. in Graphic Design, with a certificate in Multi-Media Development, Platt College,

• Newport Beach, California, 2001

• Training in Sound Engineering for Church Services,

• Course conducted by Guitar Center at Calvary Chapel, Huntington Beach, 1998.

• Courses in Music and Music Production, Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, California 1988 – 1990
REFERENCES

Pastor Jeff Ullrey, Senior Pastor, Helena Valley Baptist Church
(406) 439-5236, rhema_1@juno.com

Peyton Jones, Pastor, Church Zero, New Breed Church Planting
( 714) 273-8139, Pregethwr@btopenworld.com

Thomas Roepke, Director, Business Continuity, Sony Pictures (Church Elder)
(310) 244-8372, tom_roepke@spe.sony.com

Gary Zdenek, Director, GaryZ Design,
(714) 473-9726, gary@garyzdesign.com

Robin Young, Principal at RSY & Associates, Inc.,
(520) 419-4301, robinsyoung@gmail.com


PORTFOLIO SITES

For online worship ministry audio and video samples visit:
www.edmelendez.com/worship
For music composition and scoring visit:
www.fiverr.com/edmelendez
For web and graphic design company samples visit:
www.fiveshock.com
STATEMENT OF FAITH

GOD: I believe in one God revealed in the three Persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Father is the Creator an Sustainer of the universe, and He is holy, righteous and good.  The Son of God is Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully man, the means of our salvation and the keeper of our souls.  The Holy Spirit is God our helper, who convicts, encourages, gives wisdom, leads us to the Father, lives inside us, and seals our salvation.


MAN AND SALVATION: 
 Man is created in the image of God, but man has chosen to sin against God and we are now separated from Him. As a result, only by the sacrifice made on the cross by the perfect Lamb of God (Jesus Christ) can we now be saved.  Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  So, if we confess that we are sinners and repent, believing in our hearts that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the tomb, we are saved.


GOD’S WORD:
  I believe that the Bible is God’s word, inerrant, infallible, and fully inspired by God, and is the only infallible rule for our faith and practice.


OUR PURPOSE:
  We are called to preach the Gospel message to the ends of the earth, to share what Jesus has done on the cross that all might be saved and come to repentance.  We are called to worship God in spirit and truth, following and obeying His word that we may become more like Christ. We are called to live every aspect of our lives in obedience to God’s word by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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