Jessica A. Clements
With God’s anointed plan on her life, Jessica Alyse Clements was born to Deacon Marvin and Deaconess Regina Clements in Detroit, MI.
Her first solo, “This Little Light of Mine” was sung at the age of three at the Burnette Baptist Church, which is where she was cultivated and nurtured for 22 years in the Word of God and music ministry. It was during this time that music became one of her most beloved passions.
While continuing to develop vocally throughout the years, Jessica started playing several musical instruments, learning to play the piano by ear at a very young age, as well as drums at the age of 7. While a member of various live performance bands throughout her school years, she added the alto saxophone and oboe to her list of learned instruments. It was this musical mastery and training that led her to perform on the stage of the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City –where she was part of history as a member of one of the first all-black high school performance bands to grace the stage at the esteemed venue.
By the age of 19, Jessica heralded vocal artist, musician, and choir director among her long list of
musical talents. She also served as a respected leader of worship at various churches in the
Metro Detroit area.
In addition to her musical accolades, Jessica thrived academically as well. In 2005, she graduated as the Valedictorian from the Detroit School of Arts and gained a spot among ABC affiliate WXYZ’s “Brightest and Best” in Detroit, MI – where she received an invite to be featured with other high school Valedictorians in Detroit and its surrounding areas. Jessica is a graduate of Wayne State University where received a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
This educational background led her to serve as an administrator and instructor for the Michigan
State University Community School of Detroit. In this role, she formed the school’s first gospel choir with members of the community from various walks of life. Jessica’s involvement with leading this choir was paramount to her because it served as a mechanism of healing for many of its members –it was a place they could come to find peace.
A pivotal point came in Jessica’s life when she answered her call to the ministry and preached her initial sermon on November 30, 2008 at the Greater Burnette Baptist Church – the same church where she sang her first solo. Since then, Jessica has ministered the Word of God at
numerous churches including many women’s and youth conferences. Finding a way to bring innovation to her ministry, Jessica founded and hosted Detroit’s “Laugh and Praise” – a major production event, which combined praise and worship with comedy.
As an artist, Jessica has had the opportunity to share the stage with numerous renowned Gospel artists, including Yolanda Adams, Bishop Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, J Moss, Maranda Curtis, and Todd Dulaney, and John P. Kee. Jessica has also starred in several major stage productions, including “Perilous Times” where she starred alongside William Murphy, Tim Bowman, Clifton Powell, and Christian Keyes.
In 2017, Jessica was afforded the awesome opportunity to relocate to Chicago, IL to be the Praise and Worship Manager at New Life Covenant Southeast Church, under the awesome leadership of Pastor John Hannah. In 2022, Jessica released her first book entitled, “The Waiting Room.”
Jessica is a highly multi-facted individual whose passion is to unleash all of her gifts and talents to impact the world.