…is a talented communicator, both in speaking and writing skills, who has been greatly used of God to impact literally thousands of lives for over 30 years of specialization with teenagers and youth ministry. He is the co-founder and president of Vision For Youth, Inc. – an international network of youth ministry that exists to train and encourage youth workers & students for effective ministry. After serving as a youth pastor for several years in southeastern Michigan, he taught youth ministry courses and served in various administrative roles at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, and Baptist Bible College & Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA.
Mel then ministered at Regular Baptist Press for almost 10 years as Director of Student Ministries. In that role he led RBP in the complete revision of their junior high and senior high youth materials. Mel is also the author of several books on various topics related to youth and youth ministry. He has organized and led several national and statewide youth events and he speaks to thousands of teenagers, parents, and youth workers across the country at camps, conferences, retreats, and youth events each year.
Mel and his wife, Peggy, have three adult children (all of whom are active in vocational ministry) and 2 granddaughters. They currently live in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Vision For Youth, Inc.
PO Box 501
Chinchilla, PA 18410
570.586.1843 office phone