Michael and Joy married in 1997 with the plan of following God's call to concert ministry. Refining moments early in their marriage brought an understanding of God's will, and they followed God's leading to several years of seminary and church ministry. As they continued to seek His face, He changed their ministry trail. They now journey in concert ministry with their six children, pointing people to Jesus through music. They write their own music, and encourage their musically talented children to also serve God in this ministry. They seek to travel and bless others with their God-given talents and follow His call and leading. Michael and Joy and their family currently reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Michael, Joy, Jacob, Natalie and Elena Mays, a family of great God-given talent, will minister to your congregation or other gathering. Their genre is eclectic in style; presenting folk style, adult contemporary, traditional hymns along with other varieties mixed with their own written score and lyrics.
Michael and Joy Mays and their children are all talented in a variety of ways. Michael is an operatic tenor; Joy is a polished and accomplished concert pianist. Like their parents, each of the Mays children is talented in voice as well as writing lyrics. Contact Mays Music Ministries for a concert in your church, conference, event, or other gathering. Love offerings are appreciated.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.'" Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)
An award-winning soloist, Michael's tenor voice will uplift your spirit and soothe your soul. He not only sings and plays guitar but also writes much of the music to Joy's poetry for their family's performances and albums. Michael was led to Christ by his mother when he was seven years old.
Versatile in her musical abilities, Joy sings, writes much of their music’s lyrics, and is a very talented pianist, playing many of her own arrangements. Joy was saved at the age of six.
Jacob enjoys singing with his family and has written a few songs of his own from his thoughts and love for God. Jacob accepted Christ at the age of four, led to the Lord by his dad.
Natalie, the oldest of the Mays' daughters, loves to sing songs that exhort others in the faith. She embraced her Savior at six years of age, led to Christ by her mom.
Elena loves playing outdoors and sings alongside her sister and mom. She is motivated by a strong desire to be obedient to the Lord in every area of her life. She became a daughter of the King at five, led by her dad.
Caroline has a sweet spirit that is conscientious of doing what will please the Lord. At this young age, she has not begun singing on her own just yet, but loves the stage scene as she pretends and sings short songs, preparing to serve in this capacity with her family. She met Jesus just this past year, introduced to Him by her mom.
A sweet age of four finds Jonathan to be energetic, curious and rambunctious. He loves to sing, but his short attention span has not yet allowed him to complete a concert alongside his family. For now, he is their best audience.
In early December of 2015, God blessed the family with a new member. Chloe Elizabeth came into their world and brought heaven's sweet blessing of a newborn baby. Pray for the Mays family, as they raise their children, that they model Christ to them and teach them the importance of servant leadership as they interact with an increasingly hostile culture.
"As a Pastor, I highly recommend the Mays Family for a concert in your church. The love of Jesus radiates through this very talented family as they minister in song. Sincerity and dedication just begins to describe the Mays Family. It is evident that they desire to reach out and impact the lives of the audience; encouraging them to love one another so that Christ will be glorified in their lives."
"Where do I start? Let's just say it is very hard to be in a sour mood while listening to the Mays family! I love how the entire family minister through music. It is such a blessing to put my headphones on take a long walk and listen to my savior calling! I especially enjoy the instrumental. Thank you Mays family!!”
"“It is my joy to share with you about Michael Mays and his family. They recently shared with our church during the morning worship hour. Our church was very receptive of them and enjoyed their ministry. They are such a talented family with a great heart for the Lord. I have known Michael for several years and he supplied for me on various occasions when I would be out of town. It is good to know you are leaving things in such capable hands. Anyone interested in having a fresh and new worship experience would do well to use them.”
(Bro. Ed Clowers)