Purpose Productions is a national network of producers, stage managers, designers, writers, technicians, musicians, and singers. Built upon the thirty-year experience and passion of the company’s founder Melissa Barber, the focus of Purpose Productions remains vested in music, ministry, corporate entertainment and national event production.
About our Founder
Melissa Barber is an inspirational speaker and singer – presenting concerts and talks for groups of all sizes – witnessing to what Jesus continues to do in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually, as well as in the lives of others. A woman of many talents, she is also a highly-sought after executive producer in the staging of national conferences and events. Blending her event and video production acumen with her strong faith and love for music, she has dedicated her time and talent to music ministry, retreat leadership, drama ministry, healing services and raising funds for the National MS Society. She combined her passions for ministry and production to start Purpose Productions – a company focused on concerts, keynotes and events – helping corporations and congregations to communicate key messages and ignite hearts.
Melissa Barber has spent her life making music through faith-inspired singing. Her goal, through Purpose Productions, is to reach a larger population with messages of God’s hope and promise while using her God-given singing talents.
Psalm 100 says, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,” and this is her first priority. A lifelong Catholic, she began leading worship as a soloist in grade school. Singing at church was and still is Melissa’s way of giving back. Now with decades of experience as a professional singer and concert artist, Melissa leads and collaborates with a national network of musicians, singers and dancers as she and Purpose Productions strives to provide just the right praise and worship concert or musical interstitials for faith-focused events or worship experiences.
In church, on a stage, or in the studio, Melissa is known for her singing voice and versatility, something she feels is a blessing from God. With an extensive background in leading worship for Christian services, cantoring for Catholic Masses, and singing for wedding ceremonies, retreats, memorials, funerals, and special services, Melissa approaches singing for worship differently than she does for stage performances, and trains her team to do the same.
“Cantoring/leading music at Mass has never been about performing. There is no audience. I am not on stage. At church, it’s about being Christ’s vessel … his music minister … I know when to blend with my fellow singers, understand the subtlety and importance of musical dynamics, and have learned to let the congregation do the singing, and sometimes the leading, when they know the song even better than I do.”
This professional singer and speaker has never been afraid to express her faith in secular and Christian work. Along her journey, she continues to dedicate her time and talents to music ministry, mentorship, retreat leadership, drama ministry and healing services, bringing others closer to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Putting faith at the forefront of her life, Melissa Barber looks forward to bringing the message of God’s hope and promise to audiences through concerts, worships and faith-focused events coordinated by Purpose Productions. For more information, see Concerts.
Melissa Barber is a gifted inspirational speaker and singer. Charismatic and engaging, she speaks with an energetic passion and warmth that draws audiences in as trusted friends.
She presents purpose-filled talks for keynote addresses, workshops, retreats and missions at spiritual, corporate and educational events. Each presentation is tailored to the audience and the goals of the presenting organization, as Melissa speaks from the heart, offering topics that touch on the positives of perseverance and her own experiences overcoming life’s obstacles.
For Melissa, life has truly been a faith journey. She is defined as many things depending on whom you ask. She is a wife, stepmother, daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, friend, dog mom, Catholic, Cantor, Christian, volunteer, employer, business owner, singer, speaker, actress, director, writer, executive producer, colleague…and most importantly, a daughter of God. She is also a survivor…of divorce, childhood bullying, medical ailments and workplace friction.
Faith is what gets her through, and she builds her talks upon this as she witnesses to what Jesus continues to do in her life personally, professionally, and spiritually, as well as in the lives of others.
Melissa often combines her God-given talents to provide audiences with a motivational and musical experience intended to help organizations and congregations communicate key messages and ignite hearts. As appropriate, Purpose Productions provides tie-in music or praise and worship concerts with any of Melissa’s keynote talks.
A faith-filled woman who has seen both the highs and lows of life, Melissa lifts up others by sharing her experiences … while always listening, learning, and loving along the way. Speaking with motivation and inspiration, Melissa Barber looks forward to bringing positive keynote messages to audiences through Purpose Productions. For more information, see Keynotes.
Melissa Barber is an Executive Producer for public and private conferences, conventions, meetings and events. She manages team members on all pre-production elements, including script development, speaker graphics, video development, custom music and entertainment, coaching presenters, site inspections, A/V coordination and onsite direction of the show.
Highly-skilled in multiple disciplines, Melissa not only produces live events, but also videos and web/multimedia programs for national corporations and museums. With a lifelong background in entertainment, Melissa exudes creativity, focus and superb organizational skills, and has worked in the production of live events, both theatrical and corporate. She believes that versatility is key when it comes to creating and presenting the best content possible for every client’s unique audience, whether the message is being presented via video, stage or digital device.
Over the past twenty-five years, she has managed event, video and digital interactive projects for Fortune 500 & 1000 corporations, retail corporations, automotive corporations, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, national associations, medical institutions, museums/science centers, educational institutions/organizations, religious organizations and theatrical organizations. And several of the projects she has produced have been the recipient of Communicator Awards and Telly Awards. For more information, see Events.