John & Melissa Welch
John & Melissa’s passion for students began back in 2013 when they hosted their church youth group in their home. It began with just one student, their son! “It made us both realize that it takes just one to make a difference in the lives of these kids.”
John and Melissa have been married for over 15 years. They have a total of six kids ranging from 14-27 years old. They relocated from the Denver, Colorado area and have lived here for almost seven years. John works as an airplane mechanic on the Boeing 787 and is a licensed Realtor while Melissa is a work from home real estate assistant supporting several agents in the Lowcountry. Two of their children live with them in their home.
“Restoration of Charleston made us feel welcomed and like family. It is a place that gives us a sense of purpose.”
“TheGroup” was designed to encourage, motivate, engage and to be a place of refuge.
“We want to free young people’s hearts by inviting God in and experience all that He has to offer. To show them what love, acceptance and forgiveness looks like. To raise up our next generation in the way they should go by setting/maintaining a firm foundation in One that they won’t forget. We want to be known as the leaders that seek God first in all things, peacemakers, fair and just and leaders that are humble.”
Our mission verse: 1 Corthinians 16:13-14 - Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. Do everything in love.
Want to Volunteer? We are always looking for adults who are passionate about helping students meet Jesus.
CONTACT JOHN & MELISSA WELCH