Pastor John Meade
John Meade was born into a family of eleven children (9-sons & 2-daughters) June 5th, 1952 to Wayne & Sarah Meade in eastern Kentucky where he grew up in a Christian home. While living there he met and married Carolyn Staniford and God blessed this union with four children (a daughter - Amy, son - John Jr. and Twin Sons - Jason & Jeremy). John & Carolyn were both saved and baptized in Illinois. He later answered the call to preach and announced it during a revival in a small Baptist church in the area where he was raised. He was ordained a short time later and began a pastorate that would eventually lead him to Southwest Free Will Baptist church in Columbus, OH. He has served this church as its pastor since February of 1988. He has two sons who are ministers, John Jr. and Jason. Jeremy is a member of the church as well. His daughter along with her husband Brian and three children (Savannah, Kindsay and Joseph) have a singing and preaching ministry and travel in several states ministering for the Lord.