FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Harris Chapel UMC is delighted to announce the installation of its new pastor Reverend Stanley K. Melek. Pastor Melek was installed as Harris Chapel UMC’s 10th pastor on July 3, 2016 at its Celebration worship service. Pastor Melek and his wife Caroline are passionate about God’s work and God’s people and Harris Chapel is pleased to have them.
Pastor Stanley and his wife Caroline were born and raised in Kenya. Pastor Melek answered God’s call to ministry and attended the Bible College of East Africa to be equipped for God’s work. After serving in ministry in Kenya, they moved to the USA to serve and further Pastor Melek’s Theological education. About relocating to a new country, Pastor Melek says, “I was deeply convinced that ministry was a calling in my life, and coming to a new land will not change my calling to do God’s work and community service.”
Melek attended Emory University- Candler School of Theology and graduated in 2015 with a Master of Divinity. In spring 2016, he was appointed by the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church to serve as Harris Chapel UMC’s senior pastor. He began his tenure with Harris Chapel UMC on July 1, 2016.
An avid reader and sports fan, Melek enjoys ministering with his wife to the body of Christ. They have two children, Debra and Shadrack. The Melek’s say they are so glad that God has sent them here, to this community.
The community is invited to meet Pastor Stanley and Caroline Melek and worship with the Harris Chapel family at our weekly worship services on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 10