Church Administrator, Akron Alliance Fellowship Church

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I am pleased and honored to continue my service as Akron Alliance Fellowship‘s Church Administrator since January of 2013.  God has been very gracious to me, for I have been involved with various parts of the ministry of Akron Alliance since 1995.  I have always been very sensitive in my various roles over the years to support Pastor Gus Brown and his efforts, and the church family has been very gracious to me.  They have also welcomed my wife, Lynn with open arms.  With this  appointment, I welcome the challenges and responsibilities that come with the position, and I look forward to serving you.

A Church Administrator wears many hats in the role, including filling in for the pastor when he is away, but the most important part of the job’s requirement is having a heart for God in service and in stewardship.  The position also requires a business perspective and professional expertise.  In my business career that spans more than 40 years (!) including a stint as a company owner, I will strive to contribute a fair amount of real-world experience in my service to Akron Alliance, but I could not do any of it without acknowledging the presence and the work of God through the Holy Spirit (2 Thessalonians 1:12).

Even with valuable experience, each of us in church leadership has much more to learn and to do—there’s no standing still.  I have continued my own education with online studies, and I will continue to work very closely with Pastor Gus to move Akron Alliance Fellowship into a new and exciting era that will promote our present and future members to continue to reach people for Jesus Christ, in accordance with the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

One of our goals is to welcome new guests to our church, but we will trust God in this area, as He is the One who gives the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6-7).  In the meantime, it is vital that we continue to enrich the existing membership and attendees with wisdom and knowledge imparted through God’s Word from the pulpit and in the church classrooms.  My intent is to bolster our existing church activities and to introduce new and stimulating programs to Akron Alliance Fellowship, and I look forward to your participation in our ministry to the people of Greater Akron and beyond.  Your talents and gifts are encouraged as welcome contributions to Akron Alliance Fellowship, for we are all fellow workers in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:8).

An essential part of our transition as a church is the use of social media with church news, communication of the gospel message and words of encouragement.  Please look for us on Facebook on our Akron Alliance Fellowship Facebook Page.

Your prayers for the people and the ministry of Akron Alliance are encouraged, and I wish you many blessings in the name of Jesus Christ.

Regards,

Melvin Gaines

Updated February 19, 2021

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