Rev. Melvin Amerson (1996 ITC Grad)
Rev. Amerson obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, a Master of Divinity degree concentrating in Christian education from Interdenominational Theological Center (Gammon Theological Seminary) in Atlanta, Georgia, an Executive Leadership certificate from Cornell University, and a certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.
The Rev. Melvin Amerson brings a wealth of knowledge gleaned as a United Methodist pastor and an active participant in the Texas Annual Conference to his work as a stewardship consultant for the Texas Methodist Foundation. His experience allows him to adeptly guide churches throughout the state as they cultivate cultures of purpose and generosity in their congregations.
While serving as pastor of St. Louis United Methodist Church (now Norris Chapel UMC) in Houston, he was honored with the Small Membership Church Pastor of the Year Award for his leadership in increasing membership and the development of exemplary social programs benefiting the surrounding community. While appointed to First United Methodist Church in College Station, Amerson led the congregation through relocating and building a new campus. As an Ordained Elder, he has served as Chair of the Extravagant Generosity Ministry of the Texas Annual Conference. Recently he was the annual conference preacher for the Memphis Annual Conference. Prior to becoming a minister, Amerson worked in the banking industry and as a tax examiner for the federal government.
Rev. Amerson is the author of Stewardship in African-American Churches: A New Paradigm. Paper-back Reprint. Nashville: Upper Room, 201