She is a graduate of Southwestern University in Waxahachie, Texas, and a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.
In April 2000 she received a supernatural miracle and was given a note of clean health after first being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Her testimony was featured on The 700 Club and seen in countries around the world.
Melinda has a genuine passion for people: to see each person treated with value and given the opportunity to achieve their God given purpose. She is a motivational speaker and gifted in leadership.