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church historian

John Gordon Melton, American Church historian. Ordained to minister Methodist Church, 1968. President Srs. Action Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Evanston, 1978-1980. Member American Academy Religion, American Society Church History, Society Science Study Religion, Academy Religion and Pychical Research.

Background

Melton, John Gordon was born on September 19, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Burnum Edgard and Inez Parker Melton.

Education

Bachelor, Birmingham Southern College, 1964. Master of Divinity, Garrett Theological Seminary, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1975.

Career

Field director, Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, Evanston, Illinois, 1971-1974;pastor, Wyanet (Illinois) United Methodist Church, 1974-1975;pastor, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Evanston, 1975-1980;director, Institute Study American Religion, Evanston, from 1980;now with Institute Study American Religion, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Achievements

  • Ordained to minister Methodist Church, 1968.

Works

Membership

President Srs. Action Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Evanston, 1978-1980. Member American Academy Religion, American Society Church History, Society Science Study Religion, Academy Religion and Pychical Research.

Connections

Married Dorothea Dudley, March 19, 1966. 1 child, Melanie Merri.

father:
Burnum Edgard

mother:
Inez Parker Melton

spouse:
Dorothea Dudley

child:
Melanie Merri Melton