Our Story

Steve and Velveta Thompson have served in the music ministry for over 30 years. Both pastors’ children started ministering in their fathers’ West Midlands churches 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, 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 and Grandparents to Jayda and Maiya. The Thompsons make their home in Essex in the United Kingdom.

What We Believe

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.

God has revealed himself through the Bible. God has revealed himself most clearly through the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ.

God makes himself known personally to each believer through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Steve & Velveta

Steve Thompson
Steve ThompsonDirector
Steve, with his wife Velveta, has served in the music ministry for over 30 years. Beracah Music International is their company, and they’ve been worldwide. After studying at Bible College in Germany, Steve worked with Graham Kendrick for a while as a musical director. Steve’s also known for leading worship, teaching seminars, writing songs, directing music, and accompanying worship leaders and secular artists. In addition to that, he’s a part-time lecturer at the London School of Theology.
Beracah Music
Beracah MusicInternational

Music producers & Arrangers

Lecturers & Teachers

Worship Leaders

Velveta Thompson
Velveta ThompsonCo-Director
Velveta’s main job is caring for her husband and two daughters. “The most precious time is when we all have our guitars and worship in the lounge at home,” she says.

The daughter of a minister, Velveta grew up singing in church. She’s worked with Graham Kendrick for over 20 years and wants to see women embrace everything God has for them and their God-given destiny. Velveta’s also a speaker in her own right, speaking at women’s conferences regularly.




Music Production & Arrangement

Beracah Music is a music arrangement production company. Clients including ITV, BBC, Sony Music, NTA and various recording and publishing houses.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.