About Elisha J. Mitchell
From abused child and wandering teen to choir director and preacher’s wife, this Pacific Northwest native has a heavenly message and a name to match. Elisha, which in Hebrew means "God of Salvation", thinks of little else than sharing God's kingdom message, whether through song or through speaking.
Her newest album is entitled YOU TURN, His Will – His Kingdom. Produced during the coronavirus pandemic, its message of reconciling with God ushers listeners into a season of divine reset.
Elisha released her debut album, FOUNDATION, shortly before the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The songs still comfort many until this today.
Elisha credits her mother for filling her spirit with Gospel music every Sunday morning. Favorite gospel artists include Fred Hammond, Thomas Whitfield, Clark Sisters, and William McDowell. Popular music also influenced her greatly. Passionate tunes by Stephanie Mills, Brenda Russell, Gladys Knight, and many others enveloped her as a teen.
At age 13, Elisha began directing choirs. She's led local, city, and regional groups. She especially loves creating a culture of care and authenticity among musicians and singers.
Elisha’s over-eagerness to pour herself into serving others, however, led to cycles of depression, deep exhaustion, and despair. Her journey of healing included profound encounters with God. So intense were their meetings, she could hear God singing over her. She uses these experiences and spiritual songs to help those who are pursuing personal revival.
Elisha is a licensed minister of the International Ministerial Fellowship and a member of the Association for Advancing Churches. She is an evangelist, prophet, teacher, and worship leader. Her gifts flow seamlessly across genders, cultures, and classes of people.
Elisha is married to Rev. Lonnie Mitchell. They have four adult children and eleven grandchildren.
2020 "YOU TURN, His Will - His Kingdom" Original songs by Elisha and production by Derris Nelson of Lighteye Productions. A timely, power-filled project released during the 2020 pandemic. Features Chae'Anna Nikole and Oscar Harris Jr.
2001 "FOUNDATION" Debut album. Nine original compositions and one cover song. Released a month prior to 9/11. Features: 'What Kind Of Love' from the album "This Moment" by the late Danniebelle Hall. Saxophonist Roy Harris also appears on this track.
- 2017 Washington State African American Achievement Award
- 2017 Washington State Gospel Music Legend Award
- National Young Messiah Tour Choir, Local Director
- National ‘God’s Trying to Tell You Something’ Tour, Local Director
- National Lion King Promotion Choir - Spokane Organizer
- Fusion of Hymns and Gospel Music Workshop & Concert, Director
- Gospel Music Workshop, Director
- Spokane Gospel Jazz Christmas, Director
- Angels With Attitude Youth Choir, Co-Director
- Worship Director, 5th District Women's Missionary Society (AME Church)
- Worship leader and musician for churches and events
- Church School Superintendent and Teacher
- Christian Decision Counselor
- Bible Study Teacher
- Basic Christian Life & Witness Course, Facilitator
- RAYA Summer Youth Academy, Director & Lead Teacher
- Retreat & Workshop Presenter
- In Christ's Image Training, Facilitator