Melton R. Timmons was born to the late Dewey and Rosie M. Timmons on March 28, in Gladewater, Texas. Superintendent Timmons is a graduate of Gladewater High School, Kilgore Jr. College and University of Texas at Tyler. He was a teacher and coach in Big Sandy, Union Hill and Gilmer. At the Upshur County Community School, he served as the Community/Social Services Counselor. He accepted his call to Ministry in 1979 at his home church, Rising Star Church of God in Christ, Gladewater, Texas under the leadership of Supt. C.H. McNeece. Serving as one of the youngest leaders in his district, in 1982, he was ordained as an Elder and soon appointed pastor of the Rocky Mound Church of God in Christ, Rocky Mound, Texas by Bishop J. Neaul Haynes. In 1985, Elder Timmons was appointed as pastor of the Hayter Chapel Church of God in Christ, Longview, Texas, and to the Jurisdictional Adjutancy. In 1990, he was elevated to the position of Superintendent of the Pittsburg District and Jurisdictional Executive Secretary, Texas Northeast Second Jurisdiction by Bishop David R. Houston. He presently, serves as the proud Pastor of the Jones Valley Community Church of God in Christ, Tyler, Texas and Superintendent of the David R. Houston District. Superintendent Timmons leadership skills are apparent in the Texas Northeast 2nd Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ as he serves on the Executive Committee, Trustee Board, and Finance Committee. He is also the Regional Director for the Church of God in Christ General Secretary’s Office, Memphis TN for Region 17 and a member of the Executive Board of the General Council of Pastors and Elders, Church of God in Christ, Inc. In November 2012, he was elected to the National Board of Trustees, Church of God in Christ, Inc. and on April 9, 2013, he was elected Secretary of the National Board of Trustees. He is a partner with Dearion/Davis Funeral Parlor, Gladewater, Texas, serving as Director of Public Relations, CEO and Publisher of the Ebony News Journal and founder/CEO of Better Days Ministry. He serves on the Board of Directors for Tyler Metro Chamber of Commerce, Primary Purpose, Inc., G &T Young at Heart, Inc. and the Ceaugry & W. B. Houston Center. Pastor Timmons is married to LaQueta Freeman Timmons and they share their lives with their children; Marquel, Marcell, Marquez, Chasity, Marketta and thirteen grandchildren.