With a smile that disarms even the most guarded of hearts, Vernessa Mitchell is taking the world by storm. From her days of working in her father’s church to now, life has been both exciting and full of purpose. One might be challenged to find the single, perfect word to describe this vocal powerhouse. Whether she’s coming across as rough and raw or smooth and silky, her commitment to the music and its message is felt by audiences worldwide.
Formerly with Motown Records, Vernessa’s career has taken her across the United States and onto six continents, while earning Grammy and Dove (Stellar) Award nominations. An ordained evangelist, she established Higher Ground Ministries in 1985 and traveled both nationally and internationally sharing the good news with thousands of pastors and congregations through word and song. She has had the opportunity to minister on national platforms with renowned ministers such as Reinhard Bonnke, David Yonggi Cho, and Bishop T.D. Jakes. She has shared her ministry through the Trinity Broadcasting Network and was honored with performing during the inaugural ceremonies of President William Clinton.
Through her organization, she has spread a message of hope, joy, and love well beyond the walls of local churches and into the urban streets of America, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Brazil. Her versatility as an artist has allowed her music to transcend religious thinking, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. She currently serves as Vice President of Public Relations for Clergy500 International and is establishing a foundation for youth.
Artists, vocalists, ministers, and friends each describe what audiences around the world have felt about Vernessa, but there’s so much more. Those who have been touched by her life and music will attest to such. Many are gifted, but few are a gift freely presented to the world. Vernessa is both.