Melissa has been a church member at First Baptist Dover since August 2021. She became the Sprouts coordinator in April 2022. Then in August of 2022 she was hired as a Ministry Assistant. She also serves in children’s ministry on Wednesday nights and serves at Kids Beach Club on Thursdays at Bailey Elementary. Melissa has been married to her husband John since August 1990 and they have three children. Megan who is married to Jesse, John Lukas who is married to Katie, and Chrissa who is homeschooled and involved in Dover Students and Impact Student Choir. John and Melissa have been in ministry since 2000. John has served as a pastor and associate pastor at three different churches. John currently has a counseling ministry in Plant City. John and Melissa have a heart for marriages and have led several marriage conferences over the years. Melissa has also served as VBS director for 11 years at various churches, she was a children’s director for eight years, and taught preschool Sunday school for nine years. Serving the Lord is Melissa’s heart and passion. Philippians 1:9-11 is her favorite bible verses “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.