Melissa Bishop, Adjunct Professor Worship Arts Leadership Coordinator Missouri Baptist University
Melissa Bishop is an established songwriter, musician, professor and creativity mentor. She took her first piano lesson at age nine and never looked back. Melissa enjoys writing for the Nashville market, but loves writing songs to perform herself. Most often backed by a full band, her music is a blend of soul, blues and southern pop/rock. She loves words- what they mean, how they feel when you sing them and the electricity of sewing them to a fantastic melody or hooky groove. She writes wit and wisdom, sometimes with a side of sauce to keep things light. She is currently completing her doctorate in education, planning to continue to mentor while she chases her dreams and songs.