Inspirational Speaker & Recording Artist 

Hey there!

I’m Marlesa.

A little bit about me. 

I love Jesus, my family, and I love sharing the message of hope and joy in the midst of real life.  “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” -Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)


Wife, mother, psalmist, motivational speaker, vocal coach, pageant coach and emcee, performance director and choreographer are a few words that describe me.

Marlesa has a deep love for ministry but especially for touching the hearts of women as she has traveled the U.S. ministering in Churches, Conferences and Women’s Events for more than 30 years.  Along with her inspiring testimony, she adds hilarious, real-life, day-to-day family stories as she warms the hearts of audiences everywhere.  She’s keeping it real!!

Marlesa holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Valdosta State University. In 1986, she captured the title of Miss Georgia and went on to be a “Top 10″ Finalist in the Miss America Pageant singing Amazing Grace for the national television audience. Following her year of travel as Miss Georgia and ambassador for the State of Georgia, she sang with Disney’s “Voices of Liberty” a cappella singers for two years. She has performed for two U.S. Presidents, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan; was a soloist with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra; and has sung for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Hawks professional sporting events.  She has also been a featured guest on CBN’s 700 Club.

Marlesa is the director/choreographer of the award winning IMPACT! Show Choir. She has choreographed productions such as: Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Beauty & the Beast, Oklahoma & Bye Bye Birdie.

Her husband, Jeff Greiner serves as a Field Rep. and Assistant to the Chairman with CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network). Jeff and Marlesa reside in Dothan, Alabama with their two sons: Asher and Tyse.

She recently released her third recording, UNshakeABLE. Sharing the goodness of God, her musical gift and personal testimony is not only her passion but her calling.


  • “I know Marlesa personally and I never cease to be amazed at her vocal range.  I know this for a fact…MUSIC IS HER LIFE!”

    Kenny Rogers
    Country Music Legend
  • “Marlesa…is a singer!  She has used her songs and testimony to touch people in many different arenas.  She is a Wife, Mom, Teacher and Christian Artist.  God has given Marlesa a new vision for her music ministry.  She has a NEW song to sing…I think you will be blessed and thrilled… ”

    Dr. Roger Breland
    VP/Exec. Dean, Univ. of Mobile
    Founder, TRUTH & Voices of Mobile
  • “Marlesa’s love of Jesus is felt through the melodious lilt of her life!  The amazing energy that God pours through her beautiful voice and radiant testimony is a stirring message to a lost world that needs a hopeful song to sing!  What a tremendous blessing comes from her heart!’

    Joe Frank Harris
    Former Governor of Georgia
  • “My dear friend Marlesa Ball Greiner not only has the voice of an angel but the character & gifting to positively affect thousands of people for the Kingdom of God! Her presence screams the love of Christ”

    Dr. Jim L. Bolin, Sr. Pastor
    Trinity Chapel
    Powder Springs, GA
  • “It has been my privilege to minister with Marlesa Ball Greiner and to witness the ways God uses her and to experience the power of God’s anointing as it flows through her. I also have the blessing of knowing her as a friend. What occurs with her and through her in ministry is because of the life she lives for God. You will be privileged and blessed as you receive from her ministry and life.”

    June Evans International Teacher
    Co-Pastor Believers Church
    Douglasville, GA
  • “With a heart full of love I sincerely recommend Marlesa Ball Greiner.  Once her vivacious personality, her beautiful voice, and  heart full of HIS WORD GRACES THE STAGE……She  radiates the Holy Spirit in every note.  She holds her audience captive and wanting more like no other musician I have ever heard.  She is one of a kind and God uses her in a unique way.”

    Betty Baggott
    Former President, Southern Baptist Minister’s Wives Conference
    Motivational Speaker and Writer
  • “One of the highlights of my ministry has been getting to know Marlesa Greiner and hearing her sing.  I have known her for many years and have had her share in song in the churches that I have pastored.  Every time I hear her, there is a fresh touch of God on her life.  The Glory of our Lord is upon her with grace and beauty.” The Lord has blessed us through Marlesa Ball Greiner and will bless you just the same.

    Dr. Johnny Fain
    First Baptist Church
    Dothan, AL
  • “From the moment I first heard Marlesa’s music I knew that her talent was a gift from God.  Her sweet voice continues to glow with the spirit as she opens her heart to her audiences to reveal her genuine and deep faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  There is no woman of faith who inspires quite like the incomparable Marlesa Ball Greiner.”

    Samantha Mohr
    Weather Anchor/Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
    Atlanta, GA


Marlesa’s husband, Pastor Jeff Greiner, is a Rutgers University Scholar Athlete. He is currently employed by the Christian Broadcasting Network/700 Club and Pat Robertson. He loves ALL sports and has learned to appreciate the arts and music since marrying Marlesa over 25 years ago!

Their boys are Asher and Tyse. Asher is a senior at Lee University and Tyse is a sophomore at Southeastern University. They are blessed with a generational, godly heritage and the best of both worlds…both are very gifted athletically and musically!