Melissa Helser is a songwriter, worship leader and founder of a discipleship school called A Place for the Heart in North Carolina where she also leads a collective of artists called Cageless Birds with her husband Jonathan. Melissa and Jonathan have been a part of the Bethel Music Collective since 2014, bringing with them a rich history of passionate worship. The Helsers yearn to see a generation encounter the love of God, and their music reflects their collisions with His love.
The Helser’s are known for their hit “Raise A Hallelujah,” an anthem was written to declare healing over a sick boy’s life. The song was featured on Bethel Music’s VICTORY (2019) and reached #1 on Christian Billboard charts. “No Longer Slaves,” appearing on Bethel Music’s We Will Not Be Shaken won “Worship Song of the Year” at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards in 2016. The couple recorded their latest studio album We Rise We Bow in North Carolina through their artist collective Cageless Birds. The album is inspired by the collective’s personal stories, friendships and the time spent fighting for the next generation.
The Helser’s are featured on Bethel Music En Español (2019) with their “No Longer Slaves” hit in Spanish, “Ya No Soy Esclavo.” The Helsers were also a part of Bethel Music’s Have It All album with their song “Thank You.” Melissa’s life displays fierce strength and confidence, expressed in her songs “Beautiful Surrender,” “Catch the Wind,” and “Strength,” found on The Helser’s 2016 album Beautiful Surrender.
The Helsers live with their two beautiful children in Sophia, North Carolina, where they lead a discipleship school called The 18 Inch Journey. They spend time crafting songs, art, and goods that encourage others into wholeness and freedom as children of God.