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Carl Kissell
Sep 13, 2017
My pastor for two years in Pueblo, Colorado. I was called to the ministry under his ministry. I am now celebrating 46 years in the ministry. I was amazed at the talent God had given Bruce. He had a wit that kept us all on our toes. Loved that man. Take care Nelda. We are praying for you and your family.
Tom and Regina Franklin - Baptist Bible Fellowship International Missionaries
Sep 12, 2017
When Regina and I left for the mission field in October of 1997 we did so by saving a little money God had blessed us with, by working for a communications company. We felt the Holy Spirit moving us by faith to learn spanish and ministry from family in Costa Rica and we immediately (as you can imagine) became very poor. It is impossible to support a family with so little for three years. Language school had to be paid for, as well as a plethora of other expenses but - God had a plan. His ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts - Is 55:8 Before the Fellowship had a formal internship program and with just a few who desired to work in restricted access countries, it was nec...essary to further our training towards living in Cuba. Twelve pastors and their churches, (Regina and I still remember them) sustained us during this very important time. Our financial support from these churches was around $700 a month which made living by faith a daily reality. While the finances were important we were even more humbled by the prayers and love of our family, friends and these twelve churches. These were not hard times, they were very blessed times and it was because of men like Pastor Bruce Melton (one of the 12) and his sweet people of Central Baptist Temple (Today CrossPoint Church) in Huntington Beach California, that made this possible. Pastor Melton, by faith, took us on for support without us having traveled to visit the church and later, after preaching for Bro. Melton in California, I learned he was the very definition of what makes the Baptist Bible Fellowship great. His testimony and this great church now led by Pastor Bruce Garner (an incredible friend) has never wavered for 20 years. I wish I could be at Bro. Melton’s funeral today, yet must continue the ministry here on the field within the congregations Bro. Melton has touched in so many ways. We pray this honors him not only by our existence but as proof that Bro. Melton loved the Great Commission and spreading the message of Christ’s salvation to the world. The apostle Paul said, "For me to live is Christ." Since before I formally knew Pastor Melton, Christ was the source of his life. While today he is celebrating in heaven and is talking to Jesus, without a doubt, he too is declaring - "For me to die is gain." There is no loss today, only gain and an eternal celebration with Christ. From all of us in Familia Avance: Las Iglesias Biblicas Bautistas: Pastor Alberto Rodriguez and the Bible Baptist Church of Santa Fe in Guanabacoa, Cuba; Pastor Nestor Sierra and the Bible Baptist Church Emanuel in La Lisa, Cuba; Pastor Michel Fuentes and the Bible Baptist Church in Campo Florido, Cuba; Pastor Jose Sanchez and the Bible Baptist Church in Pinar del Rio, Cuba; Pastor Cliford Borgelin and the Bible Baptist Church of Croix des Boquet, Haiti; Pastor Jean Dial and the Bible Baptist Church in Don Pedro, Dominican Republic; Regina Joy, John Tyler, Timothy Jordan, Tiffany Joy, JuliAnna Truth and Tom Franklin - we are humbled and in great debt to Godly men like Pastor Bruce Melton.Read more
David Humphreys
Sep 11, 2017
The best preacher & teacher I had the pleasure of listening to. Love to hear him play the piano & sing. And his sense of humor was priceless. Ryan Road Baptist Church was great under his direction and never quite the same when he left. There was a sweet, sweet spirit when Pastor Melton was leading us. May that same sweet spirit of God be with Nelda and the girls during this time. When we all get to Heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be! Proverbs 3:5-6
Bill Sparks
Sep 11, 2017
Thank you Nelda and family for sharing Bruce with all of us. I remember him from BBC and fellowship meetings and then at youth camp where he was the camp speaker. Great memories from a great man. God Bless you all.
Donna Goller
Sep 11, 2017
My husband and I were members of your church in Huntington Beach, Calif. My husband was Chuck Lee and at that time I was Donna Lee. I was the Pre-School director there for a short time. You already saw Chuck in heaven. I will see you again. ❤️

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