Mel's commitment to the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ body is to be available for prayer, encouragement and support as we walk our faith together and spread God's message thorughout our community as well as the world. Mel and Angie were married in 1988 and became members of FBCC in 1990. They feel blessed to have this church as an influence for their four wonderful children, Reagan, Garrett, Gage and Chanler.
Tommy and Mary have worked and served with the church here in Fernandina for the past 17 years. Both Mary and Tommy grew up in Christian homes, Tommy in Texas and Mary in Florida which led to their meeting at York Christian College, Nebraska. Their grown children live in the Tampa/St.Pete area, along with 2 grandsons and 1 grand puppy.Tommy has enjoyed a business career in sales, marketing and recruiting in healthcare and he is looking forward to semi retirement that will allow for more time in the ministry of the church.
Dan and his wife Pat met at Lipscomb University, have three faithful Christian children, and six grandchildren. Dan was a CPA before he retired from the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office. Pat was a full time wife, mother, and teacher. The love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control they saw in the Christians meeting at the Fernandina Beach church made them want to live here, and make this their church home in 2009. They love the singing, teaching, caring, giving nature of this church family and are honored to serve with them.
Dave became a Christian when he was 13 years old and was brought up in the Church of Christ. He served in the US Navy for 30 years. He and his wife Dian have been married for 39 years and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Dave enjoys working in the missions ministry at Fernandina Beach Church of Christ and has served as an elder since 2009.
Alan and his wife Jan have been members of the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ since 2005, and he currently serves as an elder in the congregation. Alan grew up in Norfolk, Virgina where his father worked for the US Navy. Both of his parents were Christians and attended the church of Christ. Alan became a Christian when he was 14 years old. Alan and Jan met at Harding University and have been married for 31 years and have two daughters, Meredith and Courtney. Alan works for Rayoneir and manages their silviculture (forestry) research. He enjoys hiking, woodworking and traveling.
John Wright and his wife Trisha have four children—three daughters and a son. Both John and Trisha are graduates of Harding University. John went on to do his graduate work at Harding School of Theology in Memphis.
Ministry for John has always had a strong "community focus." Having served on a variety of community boards over the years. John is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, serving as a law-enforcement chaplain 1979 - 2005. He is a certified member of C.E.R.T. (Citizen's Emergency Rescue Team), a task force set up to respond to September 11th type disasters.
John's preaching style is conversational, integrating contemporary audio-visuals so as to connect more effectively with all age groups.