Rev. Thomas B. Mellott is the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. First United Methodist Church, established in the 19th Century, is one of the original churches in Bowling Green. It is a church that values excellence in worship, mission-mindedness, growing disciples and vital relationships. The church is growing in spirit, stewardship and participation. They will continue to explore ways to be involved in local, national and global outreach.
Tom has served in rural, town and country, suburban and university settings. He has been a solo pastor and an associate pastor specializing in Christian Education, Evangelism and Missions. For the past several years he has served as a senior/lead pastor in multi-staff and multi-site settings.
Tom holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from Cincinnati State College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Xavier University. He graduated with Master’s Degrees in Divinity and Religious Education from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Tom is a life-long learner. He will continue to seek out ways to grow in Spirit and wisdom.
Tom has been active in ministries beyond the local church. He is a member of the Maumee Watershed District Leadership Team and is Chair of the District Board on Church Location and Building. He is a member of Bowling Green Kiwanis. He serves as a member of the Bowling Green City/University Relations Commission.
Tom has led over thirty homeland and overseas mission teams. He served as a member of a task force studying Israeli/Palestinian relationships. His work on the task force included being part of an interdenominational observation team in the West Bank.
Tom is married to Deborah Lynn (Carpenter). Debbie is a Social Worker. They have three grown children, a wonderful son-in-law serving in the United States Army and two beautiful grandchildren. Tom likes to walk and read. Debbie likes to do counted cross-stitch. Tom and Debbie both love to travel and spend time with their family.