In the spring of 1981, Bob Champion, with his wife, Carol, and their children, Eric and Capril, moved to Live Oak, Fla., with a vision from God to establish a family church, a teaching center, and a world outreach center. At the same time, God began to bring together a group of people who loved God, who desired a closer walk with Him, and who could share the Champions' vision.
The un-compromised Word of God is the strength of the foundation upon which this ministry has been built. In the belief that a Christian must be knowledgeable of God’s Word -- and be a doer of the Word in order to be an overcomer in life.
The former Brim Funeral Home housed the first sanctuary, bookstore, and school situated on 1.65 acres. In 1984 the former Allbritton home located on 3.7 acres was purchased for the purpose of relocating Melody Christian Academy and expanding the children's ministry.
In September 1985, Pastor Bob and his family moved to Phenix City, Ala., to pastor a church and later to Daytona Beach, Fla., to found and pastor Victory Christian Center.
During this transition period, Frank Davis was appointed pastor of Melody. He and his wife, Amanda, have faithfully served the church since then.
In May 1988, Melody moved into a new 8,000-square-foot sanctuary. With the addition of the 10-acre “promised land” in 1990, the church property grew to 20 acres.
In 2001 we built a brand new youth facility. The Revolution Building was the new home of our youth group and middle and high school classes.
In June 2012, Pastor Darrin Baldwin was appointed pastor. Darrin, along with his wife, Laura, are continuing to build upon the strong foundation that was laid 39 years ago.
In 2012 Pastor Darrin and Laura opened our Melody Church Thrift Store as a part of our daily outreach to the community.
In 2017 we purchased the New Life Bible Bookstore to be a blessing to the people and churches in the area.
We continue to move forward and the ministry grows every year.