Mrs. Melissa Bowles ~ 3rd Grade Teacher

Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa and has 4 years classroom experience working as a substitute teacher in the Pike and Scioto County area public schools.  Melissa has been an active member and leader at the Minford Church of the Nazarene over the last 7 years and has served as the Children’s Ministry Director, Nazarene Youth International President, Church Secretary, and Sunday School Teacher.
Melissa’s husband, Billy, and oldest son, Aaron, own and operate Bowles Concrete Company.  Melissa and Billy’s youngest son, Ayden, will attend Pike Christian Academy this year as a student.  Her favorite Bible verses are Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed” and John 15:9-14 “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”