I presently serve as Assistant Pastor and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I teach adult Sunday school and facilitate a number of bible study sessions.
I am a member of the National Association of Christian Ministers.
I also serve as Senior Supervisor of Collections at SITE Centers Corp. in Beachwood, Ohio, and I am Chairperson of SITE Helpers, the company’s employee-led voice for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
I have served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH), and have held memberships with the National Association of Black Accountants, ACA International ® (American Collectors Association) and the Commercial Law League of America.
I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am involved in Clinical Pastoral Education studies for full or part-time chaplaincy.
I am a NEO native who loves to roller skate, and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn.
Unless otherwise noted, all original content (including essays, sermons and commentary) copyright © Melvin Gaines, melvingaines.com, melvingaines.wordpress.com and melvingaines.blogspot.com. All rights reserved.