About Melissa V. Leon & Friends
I am an AUTHOR, SINGER, SONGWRITER, PREACHER, TEACHER, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, TRAINER, TALENT RECRUITER, and MUSIC PROMOTER. Visit myspace.com/melissavleon to hear songs from my latest projects. EMAIL ME AT email@example.com IF YOU NEED AN ANOINTED SPEAKER OR SINGER FOR AN EVENT.
Elder Melissa V. Leon, also know as the "Parable Preacher", is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. She is the youngest of three children and the daughter of Evangelist Diane Joseph. She is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a Master of Education degree in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education. She is a former Adjunct Professor at Florida A&M University, where she taught News Writing and Reporting and Mass Media Methods in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication for six years.
Elder Leon is a talented scholar, teacher, preacher, songwriter, editor and former newspaper reporter, who has over 25 years writing experience. She is the wife of Antonio L. Leon and the mother of three children, Sharita DeVonne, Cherrise Danielle and Christopher LaMar.
She is also a woman of great faith, who loves God and others. Her deep-rooted faith in God and passion for writing has prompted her to compile her poetic works with those of friend and former business associate, Kimberly B. Crews. The poems were inspired by God and were written under the complete direction of the Holy Spirit and like, God’s anointing, literally "poured" from her spirit and her soul and onto the pages of an anointed book called “Divine Revelations." She is currently writing her second book, entitled “In the Spirit.”
She is a member of Life Deliverance Ministries, in Tallahassee, Florida, where the Elder Lorenzo Watkins is her pastor. Elder Leon has many ministry talents that include church administration, writing and implementing Sunday school curriculum and production and graphic design of books, programs and other ministry-related items. In June of 2009, she released her debut CD entitled “In Your Presence”, a collection of praise and worship songs that she wrote over the past four years. She is also an anointed teacher, preacher and carrier of the gospel of Christ. She also has a God-given gift of healing and has been used by God to heal many of their infirmities and afflictions. Her friendly, pleasant, comforting, and nurturing spirit has assisted her in serving as a mentor and role model to hundreds of Tallahassee teens, college students and young adults.