Creative Soul Records recording artist, worship leader and cancer survivor Melinda McGlasson releases a new radio single today. "Trust Him," produced by Eric Copeland, is going for adds to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio.
"It is my honor to know that the Lord is using me to write music that He wants to have sung over the listeners," McGlasson said. "I pray that each person that hears 'Trust Him' has an encounter with Christ as they allow the words minister to them."
McGlasson, who is a worship leader alongside her pastor husband, Dallas McGlasson, at Lifeway Christian Center in Guymon, Okla., has been on a personal roller coaster for the past couple of years. In August, 2015, the mother of three was diagnosed with what appeared to be ovarian cancer. After receiving prayers for healing from all over the world, McGlasson underwent surgery to remove what was revealed to be a non-malignant mass.
Three months later, after McGlasson began losing her voice, she, once again, received a cancer diagnosis.
"On November 14, 2015, I had a total thyroidectomy and found out that I had Stage 3 thyroid cancer," McGlasson said.
In the midst of cancer treatment, McGlasson signed a record deal with RWR Records and, in July, 2017, signed with Creative Soul Records; confirmation, the singer/songwriter said, that she should continue along her musical journey.
"It was my sign from the Lord that all will be well and this would only add to my story to bring hope and healing to individuals," said McGlasson.
"In the Book of James, Paul [sic] talks about counting it all joy when you face various trials and temptations. Although my body went through some hardships, I can truly say I count it all joy because God has been glorified and people have been encouraged to fight the good fight of faith."
This past May, McGlasson received a call from an agency that connects adoptees and biological families to discover health histories. McGlasson, who was adopted as an infant, took the call, expecting the agency to ask her to perform at an event, given her background. Instead, the agency was calling to tell McGlasson that her birth mother had thyroid cancer and was trying to contact her to alert her to news of her biological family's health history, a fact the singer, ironically, had already discovered.
"In one day I went from being an only child to finding out I had a birth mother, three sisters, three brothers-in-law, and six nieces and nephews," she said, "God expanded my heart to love all of them immediately!"
The topsy-turvey of McGlasson's life only enriches her testimony.
"I think the Lord likes to keep me on my toes to show me that He's in charge," McGlasson said.
McGlasson will be touring to promote her new music in the coming weeks, including leading Sunday worship at Emmanuel Church at Vinita, Oklahoma, at the Fall Woman's Conference at Sunray Baptist Church in Sunray, Texas, and at the Worship & Word event in Abilene, Texas.