Melvin attended Welch College in Nashville, TN and Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. He received his M.T.S. from Louisiana Baptist University and Seminary.
Growing up in a pastor’s/missionaries’ home, Melvin heard the gospel from a very early age. When he was 5 yrs old, he knew he was lost and received Christ as his Savior. He began pastoring in 1981 when they moved to Twin Mountain, NH to reopen the Twin Mountain Baptist Church.
In 2017, after 37 years of ministry, Melvin and Sheila felt it necessary to move to Missouri so Sheila could be near her dad and care for him. They began attending and eventually joined FBC Ironton. When Pastor Aaron Boeving was called to another ministry, the church asked Melvin to serve as Interim Pastor.
Melvin is thankful for the honor and privilege to serve FBC Ironton. It is his desire to see the Lord exalted, believers strengthened and encouraged, and the lost come to a saving knowledge of Christ.