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Alex Melton

Senior Pastor

I came to Heartland in August 2019 and am excited to make disciples in the Alton and Godfrey area then among the nations. I was raised in Florida and began following Jesus as a 13 year old in the summer of 2000. I graduated from the University of Central Florida, where I met the love of my life, Kelli. We got married in 2009 and moved to Louisville, KY where I finished my Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We have five kids: Rebekah, Elijah, Hannah, and two wonderful foster children. Before Alton, I served as the Pastor of Youth & College at First Baptist Cookeville, TN. When I'm not with my family or at the church, I love to play golf or catch an Atlanta Braves, Nashville Predators, or UCF game.

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