“This story drives home for me personally because before there was a ‘B. Chase & Shabach’ I was homeless here in Atlanta. I know the struggle, I’ve slept in shelters and on park benches, and I never forgot that. I remember that being one of the most difficult periods of my life, and if I can help someone who is currently there, then it will have all been worth it…” -B. Chase Williams
Williams has worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names who include Tasha Cobbs-Leonard (Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist of the Decade), Chrissy Collins (toured with Beyonce´ as one of three background singers for several years) and band members who have gone on to play for Justin Timberlake, Jill Scott, Bobby Brown, and more! Also, last year, the choir went VIRAL and made major headlines as one of the most soulful renditions of the “Happy Birthday Song” ever with OVER 2 MILLION VIEWS on TikTok. However, in spite of the success of his choir members, Williams is committed to making a direct impact on one of the city’s most marginalized communities and provide resources to people who need it most.
-B. Chase Williams (Photo credit Dru Phillips)
Williams, along with a staff inclusive of choir members, has created Mellie’s Pride, a 501(c)3 to provide housing to Atlanta’s LGBT youth. The foundation’s motto, H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Elevate) was birthed to encourage anyone that encounters the organization and find “HOPE” in often “hope-less” situations.
Mellie’s Pride in Atlanta, GA
B. Chase & Shabach has been known for their incredible voices and powerful messages and are no strangers to philanthropy work. “We’ve sang in prisons, nursing homes, shelters, retirement communities, you name it, we’ve been there because it’s important that we reach people where they are and not the other way around…”
B. Chase & Shabach will be hosting a free event, entitled “Choirs Rock” on May 29 in Atlanta where attendees are encouraged to bring supplies to help the youth of Mellie’s Pride. They are seeking donations of clothes, non-perishable food, toiletries, new underwear and more in order to give the community’s youth the items they need but may not have access to.
They are seeking donations of clothes, non-perishable food, toiletries, new underwear and more in order to give the community’s youth the items they need but may not have access to.
B. Chase & Shabach also has a new release climbing the charts entitled, ‘Grace of God’ that can be downloaded and streamed on all digital platforms.