A Pastoral heart
Steve and Vel have a heart for musicians and have been active pastors & mentors to many professional musicians around the world.
Music Producers and Arrangers
Over the years, Steve has also produced a series of secular and Christian albums for both British-based artists and international artists.
Steve & Vel are also known for their worship leading around the world.Their passion is to see musical and spiritual growth in the local church.
Lecturers & Teachers
Directors of Creative Arts School of Excellence (casX) which offers a bridge between schools, cultural organisations and creative practitioners.
Steve and Velveta Thompson have served in the music ministry for over 30 years. Both pastor’s children, they started ministering in their fathers’ West Midlands churches at the age of 13 – years before they ever met. They both went on in ministry to work with their good friend and mentor, Graham Kendrick, in production, songwriting, conferences and other overseas work. After 28 years, they continue to travel with Graham and other artists.
Steve and Vel have a heart for musicians and have pastored (encouraged and guided) many professional musicians, both in the secular field and those based in the local church setting.
The Thompsons are also known for their worship leading, seminar teaching, songwriting, music directing and accompanying various international worship leaders and secular artists. They are also regular music arrangers, directors and worship leaders for BBC Songs of Praise.
Over the years, Steve has also produced a series of albums for both British-based artists and international artists.
‘God expects you to do what you can, with whatever is in your hands and wherever you are. Less-than-perfect service is always better than the best intention…’ says Steve.
They are the parents of two daughters, Velisha Mahalia Lynch and Esther Vanessa and son-in-law, Jermaine Lynch. The Thompsons make their home in Essex in the United Kingdom.
Co-Director of BMI
Velveta’s main vocation is to her husband and two daughters, Esther, 13 and Velisha, 21. Family time is her passion, saying “The most precious time is when we all have our guitars and worship in the lounge at home”.
Velveta is the daughter of a Minister and grew up in church singing from the age of three. Alongside her husband, Velveta has worked with Graham Kendrick for over 20 years and is eager to see women released into their God-given destiny, embracing all that God has for them.
Director of BMI
Steve has served in the music ministry along with his wife Velveta for over 30 years. They are the founders of Beracah Music International and have travelled to over 100 countries worldwide. After studying at Bible College in Germany, Steve went on to work extensively with Graham Kendrick as Musical Director. Steve is also known for worship leading, seminar teaching, song-writing, music directing and accompanying various international worship leaders and secular artists. Steve also serves as a part-time lecturer at London School of Theology.