Melissa Calton retiring after 30 years in children’s ministry

Children are a special part of God’s kingdom and Melissa Calton has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to ministering to children. On May 6 she retired from Community Baptist Church, Maylene, after 13 years as children’s minister.

Before going to Community Baptist, Calton served at First Baptist Church, Helena. In 2002 she served on the Vacation Bible School (VBS) missions team for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. She also was the VBS director for the Shelby Baptist Association for six years.

“I see all children as little lambs looking for a shepherd and I love telling them about the Good Shepherd who’s looking for them,” Calton said.

She and her husband, David, have three children and two grandchildren.