everend Melvin Ware is a native of Montgomery, AL.
He is a high school graduate of the Montgomery
school systems. He completed his college education from
the University of Alabama where he holds a bachelor in
Accounting from the School of Business Administration. He
is a Master’s graduate of the Administrative and Services
Institute of the University of Tennessee. He is a graduate
of Rhema Bible College, Tulsa, OK and also holds a
Certificate of Theology from the Interdenominational
Theological Center, Atlanta, GA. He is currently pursuing
his Master’s of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary and
College, Lithonia, GA.
His professional career spans 35 years as an employee of
the Internal Revenue Service. He is a Certified Public
Accountant (CPA) with memberships in the Alabama
Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs
Rev. Ware enrolled in the army of Christ at an early age.
He was ordained as a deacon at the age of 19 at the Old
Elam Baptist Church in Montgomery, Al. His ministry of
service has taken him to various churches in Alabama and
Georgia where he has served in the capacities of Co-
Pastor, Associate Minister, Church Treasurer, Sunday
School Superintendent, Teacher, Trustee, Choir Member,
Youth Ministry Leader and leader of various other
ministries. He has taught leadership classes within the
church and throughout America outside the church.
Currently he is the Senior Pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church, Fayetteville GA. He has organized various
outreach ministries to give back to the community. His
ministry includes a deliberate effort to reach today’s youth.
In the Community, he is a member of the Fayette NAACP
Chapter. He is a member of the Fayette County Christian
Fellowship (FCCF). He is also the President of the
Christian Association of Public Theologians (CAPT).
He is married to the Rev. Judy Timmons Ware and is the
father of three children, Brandice, Brian and Sharamie and
the grandfather of five, Omari, Bradyen, Alayna, Symone
and Kameron. He is the great-grandfather of three: DJ,
Kameron Jr. and Kayden.
His spiritual motto that guides his life is: "GOD IS STILL IN
everend J.T. Ware received her early education in the Montgomery,
AL public school system and was among the first 12 students in
Montgomery to graduate from a former predominately white high school. She
received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Troy State University and
graduated from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta.
Her career including being a classroom teacher, working in the Honolulu
Passport Agency, the Veterans Administration and the Internal Revenue
Service where she retired as a Program Analyst in October, 2000.
Rev. J.T. was called to the ministry and licensed in November 2006 and was
ordained in November 2008. She is also a member of the Fayette County
NAACP Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Certified Association of Public
Theologians (CAPT), and head of the Fayette County Women's Ministry.
She is the mother of two daughters (Sharamie and Brandice), grandmother of
five (Kameron, Kevan Symone, Alayna, Brayden and Omari), and great
grandmother of one grandson (Kameron, Jr). Born as the 5th of nine children
to the late Rev. W.F. Timmons and Mrs. Louise Timmons, Rev. J.T. accepted
Christ at the age of 5 and has been faithful in the church all of her life. She
has served in many areas of the Body of Christ including Sunday School
Teacher, Leadership Training Coordinator, Matrons President, Deaconess
Ministry, Marriage Ministry Coordinator, Church Secretary and Youth
Advisor. She presently finds joy working as Camp Director during the MOBC
Summer Camp Program.
Rev. J.T. Ware's Spiritual Motto is: "GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME".
Reverend J. T. Ware