Marlene through her Gospel Music career has sung with many local groups. She started writing meaningful Gospel Songs at 24 years of age but it was not until 20 years later she started walking through the doors God began to open for her and her music. In 2003, stepping out with faith in God and the support of her husband, Tommy Pelt, she began singing words of testimony through songs. She was introduced to Radio in 2009 with many of her songs charting. Marlene also is a registered BMI Songwriter and owns her own Publishing Company, which is (Marlene Stafford Pelt Publishing/BMI).