“I Got Oil”

Executive Pastor Melaine Rochford

Home Church Address:

110 Junius St, Brooklyn, NY 11212


Preacher Bio:

Melaine Rochford is a much sought after communicator, author, scholar and singer who utilizes her multi-faceted abilities in service to God and humanity.

A firm believer in the power of education, Melaine is a graduate of Hofstra University, where she earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts degree in Communication. She has also earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Drew Theological School, where she was one of the Inaugural Sampson-McCann Social Justice Scholars. During her time at Drew, Melaine was able to study in Ghana, South Africa and South Korea. Currently, Melaine is pursuing her Doctor of Ministry degree at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

A lover of music and a performer from her youth, Melaine has been a featured soloist on ABC, BET, TBN, and The Word Network and has lent her musical talents as a supporting vocalist for the likes of Mariah Carey, The Cheetah Girls, Joss Stone, Donnie McClurkin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, and Donald Lawrence. She has been featured as a lead vocalist with the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Jules Bartholomew and JudaCamp, the Harlem Gospel Choir, the Superbowl Gospel Choir and many more. Melaine recently released her solo debut project, Live from New Life Cathedral: The Experience.

A gifted author, Melaine has self-published five books, The Very First Christmas, Jesus Is Alive, When You Pray Journal, Launch Time: The Fast Guide to Making Your Career Takeoff!, and Got Faith or Nah?, a 31 day devotional for youth.

Melaine has a heart for valuing the lives of women and girls. Through her work with The Lois E. Rochford Foundation Inc., scholarships are provided to young women pursuing higher education. Additionally, through The Kingdom Daughters, Inc., Melaine provides a platform for female voices of faith to be recognized and heard.

Melaine is an ordained Elder and currently serves at New Life Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. She along with her brother Elder Robert Joel Rochford II were recently named Executive Associate Pastors by their father Archbishop Robert Rochford Sr.

Melaine is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a participant in the The R.E.A.L. Black Women In Ministry Thrive Mentorship Program as envisioned by Ambassador Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook. Most recently, Melaine was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.Her greatest desire is to inspire people to live a life full of faith and purpose.