Ed Melott is a native of West Virginia. He and his wife Kim have two children, Hunter and Kameron. After making a living in the construction business for much of his life, Ed made a decision that he wanted to preach the Gospel as his life’s work. After enrolling at the West Virginia School of Preaching in 1999, he began preaching every Sunday at the Proctor church of Christ in Proctor, West Virginia. After graduation in 2001, he ministered to a congregation in Pike, WV where he worked for about two and a half years. Since then, in 2004, he has worked for the Steelton church of Christ. Ed has also been blessed to go to India as a missionary to preach and teach the Word of God. After one three week mission trip to India he was able to preach 37 times and baptize over 300 people into the body of Christ.
Ed Melott wrote, “I encourage mature men who want to preach God’s Word to consider WVSOP. The education is second to none. Without fear of contradiction, I can honestly say that the education one receives at WVSOP is comparable to any of our Christian colleges and universities. At WVSOP you will only study subjects that pertain to making you an effective preacher. However, you must invest your heart in this task. If you give your all to the Lord and the training at WVSOP, you will have a foundation and the tools necessary to begin a successful journey as a Gospel preacher.”