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April 17, 2014

By Leigh Pritchett

Melissa Thompson

Randolph Baptist Church
Bibb Baptist Association

Favorite Verse: John 1:1

Favorite Hymn: “Worthy of Worship”

Hobbies: Arts, crafts and yard work

Family Status: Married for 11 years to Jeff; children, Cody, Grace and Luke

Melissa Thompson, 34, sees her mission as service. She is a servant in her church, association and community. In church, she is the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) director, teacher in a young adult Sunday School class, discipleship training teacher, a member of the program committee, choir member and a hostess. For the association, she is WMU secretary. She also volunteers at Randolph Elementary School and gives private art instruction. 

Q: What influences in your life pointed you to Christ at the beginning of your faith journey?

A: My parents. We were always there (at church) when the doors were open. It’s something you do for God in obedience and to grow closer to Him. When I was 7 years old, my dad played Jesus in a cantata at church. When I saw that, I just really made the connection. That was a life-changing moment. Since then, it has been a time of drawing closer to Him.

Q: When and how were you led into your ministry work?

A: I always wanted to be involved. Some ladies asked me to serve on a committee and I said, “Sure.” The more I serve, the more I want to serve to bring glory to Him.

Q: What does your ministry work demand?

A: Time would be the biggest. It (also) challenges me to get more into God’s Word and let Him feed me so I can help others.

Q: What do you get from the ministry work?

A: A closer relationship with God. You think, “Why shouldn’t I do those because He did so much for us?”

Q: How do family members support you?

A: My kids come along and help do things. They’re just always there. My husband is there. There’s never a time when I have to say, “Are we going to church today?” He wants to be there as much as I want to be there.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in this ministry work in the future?

A: I hope it never ends. I want there always to be something I can do for Him. I want to be a part of it. That’s the blessing.

Q: What difference will this ministry work make for you in the future? 

A: I want it to influence my children to take up that challenge and do it as much as I want to do it. Passing on the love of God.

Q: What difference has Jesus Christ made in your life?

A: All the difference. There’s a hope. There’s Someone to serve, Someone to honor. He’s so worthy of everything. I can’t imagine what it would be like not to be a believer.

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