I presently serve as Assistant Pastor and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I teach adult Sunday school and facilitate a number of bible study sessions. I am a member of the National Association of Christian Ministers. I also serve as Senior Supervisor of Collections at SITE Centers Corp. in Beachwood, Ohio, and I am Chairperson of SITE Helpers, the company's employee-led voice for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). I hold membership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and have served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH), the National Association of Black Accountants, ACA International ® (American Collectors Association) and the Commercial Law League of America. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I have engaged in Clinical Pastoral Education studies for full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a NEO native who loves to roller skate, and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. Please visit my podcast, Melvin Gaines' Faith Channel on Podomatic. Episodes are available for download there, and you can also find me on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Player FM, Deezer and iHeartRadio. Just search for Melvin Gaines' Faith Channel!