Yet she was soon distracted by the cares of this world and began pursuing a career as a Pop singer, opening for such legendary singers as Gladys Knight and winning the coveted Lena Horne Scholarship. However, at age 19, Michelle realized there was more to life than just singing love songs. She re-committed her life to Christ and began writing her own brand of powerful, dynamic, Christ-centered music. Michelle abandoned her life of emptiness and despair, and now sings a new song unto the Lord. Michelle has also opened up for such well known artists as Integrity Records Recording Artist and Worship Leader Paul Wilbur & since then, has been a featured artist at various conferences, events & churches through out the United States. Some of these include the United Nations (ministering to the surviving families of firefighters who lost their lives in the World Trade Center Tragedy) St Patrick’s Cathedral, the McDonald's GospelFest, NYC (2001 Finalist) & the annual GMA Spotlight Regional Competition 2001 where Michelle was awarded First Runner Up. In November 2000, the Danish Israeli Mission sponsored Michelle to tour the country of Denmark, ministering in song at schools and churches in every major city which culminated in a TV Interview and which is still being aired in Copenhagen today.
Michelle has also been interviewed about her faith & appeared on the following television shows: Esteeming the Word, hosted by Pastor Henry Coles (Christian Television Network, CH-39), The Soundroom, and Be Encouraged (Local Nashville TV CH-19). Most recently, Michelle was interviewed on the nationally televised TV Program, The 700 Club, CBN! Similarities will be drawn between Michelle Gold, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera. But Michelle’s voice lies in a deeper range that matches her soulful style perfectly. Her songs are full of contagious praise & urgency.
As a Jewish Believer in Jesus, she often shares with an honest heart & in a very real way, what God has done in her life & how believing in Jesus as her Messiah has made her more complete & given her the promise & hope of heaven! Michelle says, “My vision is to awaken a contagious passion for Jesus in the hearts of all people from every nation. Like Esther, I want to bring salvation to my people for such a time as this, by making Jesus an unavoidable issue. People need to know that Jesus is real and that it’s all about having a love relationship with Him.” Michelle and her husband Joe Franco were formerly Lay Ministers and Youth Ministers in their Brooklyn, New York congregation, Park Slope Christian Center, headed by Pastor Alex Rivera. They moved to Nashville, TN in September 2002 and now attend Born Again Church, Elder Horace Hockett, Pastor.
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