Our Staff

Thom & Melissa Pratt

Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt is the Senior Pastor of the Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot, West Virginia. Prior to accepting that call, she served as the Assistant Pastor of the Dayspring Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio for almost twelve years. Melissa is a 1991 graduate of Anderson University and a 1995 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary. She served the Church of God as a Special Assignment Missionary to the island of Cyprus in the Middle East between college and seminary.

She received her Doctorate of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship Studies in 2007. In addition to her pastoral work, Rev. Pratt is a conference and retreat speaker, preacher, worship evangelist, worship coach and voice clinician.

She has also taught music as an adjunct faculty member at Circleville Bible College and worship courses at Mid-America Christian University in the online education program, and has been a repeated guest lecturer at Asbury Theological Seminary. She is married to Rev. Thom Pratt, a Christian Counselor and Church Health Consultant. The Pratts have two children, Hannah, age 13 and Joshua, age 11.

Dr. Pratt’s vision for the Teays Valley Church of God is that they would be a people who are connecting their community to Christ on purpose. She is seeking ways to build relationships with community leaders, schools, and other organizations that will help her assess the needs of the community and develop ways of meeting those needs in order to reach the community with the Gospel message of Christ’s love for all people.

Her favorite Scripture is Psalm 107:7, “He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.” About this verse she says, “Our lives, when directed by the Lord, may not appear to be “straight as the crow flies, but our path is always perfectly right and straight when we trust Him to lead us. The places He leads us aren’t always easy spots to find ourselves in, but they are always places of contentment and rest in Him.”

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Lead Pastor
Pastor Melissa Pratt
Connections Pastor
Pastor Thom Pratt
Worship & Arts Pastor
Pastor Mandy Bohm
Youth Pastor
Pastor Jed Worline
Children’s Pastor
Pastor Megan Cloninger
Support Ministries Pastor
Pastor Brenda Kraft
Financial Secretary
Ralph Jones