Bridesburg United Methodist Church
2717-19 Kirkbride Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137

Meet Our Praise Band:

Descendants of Noah

New Recordings:

Holy Is The Lord

Amazing Grace

My Redeemer Lives

The Spirit Inside

Older Recordings:

“Jesus Above All” recording:

“Something Beautiful” recording:

We want to see Jesus Lifted High recording:

Were You There recording:

Are Ye Able recording:

When I Survey The Wonderous Cross recording:


Jay Rodgers

Guitar,Vocals, Percussion  Born 11-11-1964 Philadelphia, PA

One of the founding members of D.O.N.. Singer, songwriter, and longtime member of Bridesburg UMC, regularly shared personal compositions and organized music program.

Began training in guitar under Ken Greenfield in 1983 and studied vocals under John Peters in 2012. Founding member of the JM Rodgers Project in the 80’s. Brings background in country, rock, metal, and Christian music.

Melissa Balczarek

“Sakura” recording:


  1. -Has been singing since the age of 2.

  2. -Was in St. John Cantius Children’s Choir from  1 - 8th grade.

  3. -Sang in grade school plays and various shows.

In high school she became part of the Little Flower High School Choir.

  1. -In 11th grade she was inducted into the National Music Honor Society.

  2. -In 11th grade was inducted into TRI-M

In 12th grade sang in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul for Ring Mass.

Also in 12th grade was awarded the Vocal Music Award for Class of 2003.

  1. -Sang Senior Song - in Japanese - “Sakura” and won the Talent Show for that song.

In College sang The National Anthem at a Phillies game with a choir group.

  1. -    Currently sings in the shower and performs every week with her dog ‘Bear’ as a back-up dancer!      

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