Ms. Melissa Swain Chism

Ms. Melissa Swain Chism

Assistant Director Lovelady Center/
Tennessee Temple University Education Program

Office: Lovelady Center, Birmingham, AL
Office Phone: 423-493-4487



  • BA Louisiana College, 1972
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972-1974
  • MRE New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1982

Academic Experience

  • instructor at Ecuador Baptist Theological Seminary 1987-1992
  • instructor at Spanish Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993-1996
  • instructor at Lovelady Center

Teaching Specialization

  • Adult Education
  • Evangelism

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • IMB missionary, 1986-1997

Denominational & Community Service

  • conference leader at Ridgecrest and Glorieta and at state and local levels

Publications & Presentations

  • Writer for Living with Preschoolers
  • Writer for Event, a leisure reading magazine for youth
  • Writer for encounter!, a devotional magazine for youth