Minister of Children
Melanie has served as Children’s Minister at First Baptist Church Nacogdoches since July 2009. She is a native of Nacogdoches and a long-time member of First Baptist. She even met her husband, Craig, in the “early days” of Great Escape. Melanie is a 1992 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. While in college, on a trip to Student Week at Glorieta, New Mexico, God called her to serve Him. She did not know the specifics of what all He would have in store but she knew He had plans for her life. She has always loved serving the Lord, from teaching Preschool Church and VBS to serving for 17 years as Acteens leader. In 2009 God turned her focus and heart towards serving Him in a greater capacity. In July of that same year, she began serving Him as Children’s Minister at First Baptist. Melanie loves being with children; coloring, cutting, pasting, playing, reading, singing and dancing (which she is not very good at), but most importantly, her heart is in teaching and showing children how much our awesome God loves each one of them! Her primary focus is to help children grow in their love and knowledge of the Lord and guide them on their journey to the point where they know and love Him as their personal Lord and Savior.
Melanie and Craig have been married since 1993. They have one wonderful son, Davis and a crazy dog, Scout.