Who is Marissa?

‘So lift up your hands and give thanks to God for His marvelous kindness and for His miracles of mercy for those He loves! Bring your praise as an offering and your thanks as a sacrifice as you sing your story of miracles with a joyous song.‘ Psalm 107:21-22

Marissa Verheij, the founder of ZION Academy of Music, is a vocalist, pianist and songwriter with a passion for music and the arts. Her first love is worship and music ministry.

Serving on worship teams since 2012, Marissa has been exposed to different platforms from NG Moreleta Church, BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry) in California, to #IMAGINE under the leadership of Louis Brittz. Marissa has raised up local and international worship leaders from various churches around the world. She actively serves as worship leader at 3Ci church, as well as at numerous other events, camps, weddings and conferences. Her voice can be heard on various albums such as #IMAGINE, S1, Louis Brittz This Tension, C7 as well as her very own single; "Bring You Glory" released in 2018.

Marissa served in a performing arts ministry called 13thFloor, ministering through the arts all across South Africa.
She studied music through COPA (Campus of Performing Arts) majoring in vocals and piano.
She attended a ministry school in Redding California through Bethel Church.
She served and trained up a worship team in Dubai, UAE.
Marissa has taught music lessons for over 6 years and has a deep passion for seeing individuals excel in their personal talent.

Always having one foot in ministry and the other in music, Marissa found the two to be inseparable in her life. Whether it is singing at Iris Ministry in Pemba, Mozambique, amongst little children, or on a big stage in front of thousands, her heart burns to bring pure and authentic worship in Spirit and in truth.

She loves God with all her being. And gladly shares her lifetime of lessons.

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