Our First Meeting

Three people carried a passion and little did any one of them know that God would bring them together to be a positive force to contend for the lives of unborn children. Some people think that random meetings are a thing of chance. Those who walk the path of faith know that such meetings are divine appointments. A Voice for Life is a pro-life film that is the result of God bringing three people together under his guidance to offer love, hope, healing and forgiveness for all those touched by abortion. A Voice for Life became a reality when Melissa Ohden, Steve Feazel and Gunther Meisse II combined their talents to present a miraculous message of life. This unique film views abortion through the eyes of Melissa Ohden who is an abortion survivor. Producer and writer, Steve Feazel met Melissa when both were appearing on a TV talk show in Pittsburgh. Steve was there promoting another documentary when he heard Melissa tell her story. The idea of producing a documentary featuring Melissa immediately entered his mind. It was an idea that God would not let escape. Steve shared his interest in making the documentary with his friend Gunther Meisse II who operates his own film production company AllProHD. Gunther had been dreaming of producing films that would make a difference in the lives of people. Again, God rooted the idea into Gunther's head and heart. He called Steve some months later to see if the project could proceed. Melissa was open to the idea and the three met when Melissa came to their area for a speaking engagement. On that night, the film, A Voice for Life, had its beginning and a new ray of hope shone for life.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken". Ecclesiastes 4:12

 

Melissa Ohden

Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa's future after surviving the attempt to end her life and being born alive at approximately six months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. With a Master's Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, and child welfare. Melissa was formerly a College Outreach Speaker with Feminists for Life, traveling to college campuses to share her story while advocating for resources and supports for pregnant and parenting college students and advocating for the rights of the unborn. In 2011, Melissa was named Patron of Real Choices Australia, after her first tour of Australia prompted widespread awareness of Melissa's positive message and life's work. Melissa will continue to work with Real Choices Australia and organizations across Australia to ensure that women and men are provided real choices and supports that are life-affirming, while sharing the true reality of abortion with others and working to save the lives of children just like her. Melissa is the Founder and Director of For Olivia's Sake, an organization which seeks to peacefully raise awareness of the intergenerational impact of abortion on men, women, children, families, and communities. The birth of Olivia, her first child, in 2008, prompted Melissa to found For Olivia's Sake. Painfully aware that Olivia would not have come into existence if the abortion would have succeeded in ending her life, Melissa felt driven to create this organization that would positively raise awareness of the ripple effect of abortion across generations. Learn More

 

“"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace". Acts 20:24

Gunther Meisse II

Gunther has been in the broadcast television business for over two decades. He has produced national television shows that have aired on Discovery Channel, ABC, CBS, Sports Channel, Golf Channel, Speed Channel to name a few. In 1996, Gunther received the National Press Photographers Award for Photojournalism and lead him around the country teaching people about effective story telling. In 2004, He produced and manufactured the nation's first Voter Outreach Kiosk that informed American voters on how to vote, the importance of voting, the correct voting procedures and their voter rights, to hundreds of thousands of voters across America. In 2009, Gunther developed a Veteran outreach kiosk that informs veterans and their families the benefits available to them as a US veteran. Today, Gunther would say that he is pursuing the biggest and most rewarding venture of all, serving God with all the gifts he was blessed with. His work has turn entirely to the Lord and says "Life has never been better than it is today and the future is spectacular serving our King. I have never been so sure about what I am doing than I am today!" Gunther is passionate about pursuing Christs intention for his life, being a great father, husband and saving God's children. Gunther is the Excutive Producer, Director and Co-Producer of "A Voice for Life". Learn more

“"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths". Proverbs 5:3

Steve Feazel

Besides being a video producer, Steve is an author, speaker and performs as a Christian standup comedian. He is an ordained minister and has served as pastor, executive director of a Youth for Christ chapter, executive at a Christian TV station, and as an adjunct professor and staff member at a Christian college. He first ventured into video was when he wrote and served as executive producer of the award winning documentary, Every Young Man's Battle, which was based on the popular book by the same name. Steve was one of the creators and original producers of the Christian standup comedy TV show, Bananas. He is also a producer of the documentary Yellow Roses which deals with the pressures young women face in today's culture. Yellow Roses was based on his script entitled, Priceless Value. The film was shown to the Commission on the Status of Women for the United Nations in New York by the Salvation Army. His book, Letters to Tanner (www.stepsinfreedom.com), highlights the Christian heritage of America and the principles of the Founders. The book is popular with Tea Party people and home school families. It is also sold on a nationally syndicated talk show website. Steve is personally involved in the pro-life movement serving as a board member of Care-Net Pregnancy Services of Knox County, Ohio. Steve met Melissa Ohden when the two appeared on the same TV talk show in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2010. This meeting sowed the seed for the documentary, A Voice for Life, which tells Melissa's story as an abortion survivor. Steve and Gunther Meisse began their friendship when the two met at one's of Steve's documentary screenings. Steve's wife, Edythe, is a retired academic librarian. They live in Gambier, Ohio and have two grown sons and two grandchildren. More information on Steve is found on his personal website, www.stevefeazel.com. Visit Site

“"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up". Galatians 6:9

The Timothy Lewis Band a.k.a. TLB

The Timothy Lewis Band is the culmination of five ministry-driven musicians who seek the will of God and remain open to his calling. The band consists of uniquely gifted individuals who each bring over 20 years of music leadership experience to the group. Having penned tunes for international non-profits and local ministries, TLB remains committed to shine the light on global injustices. All of the TLB bandsmen support different causes and two members of the group have recently founded Witness Protection Ministries, an organization that seeks to glorify Christ through support of humanitarian causes around the world and in their local communities. Having been together for just over a year, the band has very quickly gained attention and performed at some of Christian music’s premier events including Disney’s Night of Joy. The Timothy Lewis Band has open invitations to perform across the Americas and Asia. Their original work is featured on the new Adlan Cruz worship CD. They also produced the title track to the film “A Voice for Life”, the Melissa Ohden story. The Timothy Lewis Band is about “The Lord’s Business”. They continually strive to bring more people to Christ through their music. " Voice for Life" theme song is available on itune or visit the Timothy Lewis Band web site. Visit Site

“I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice". Proverbs 8:20