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Photo of the Month
September 2008
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The extended Minerd-Minard-Miner-Minor family is diverse in the variety of religious faiths practiced and observed by thousands of branches. Among this is a strong tradition of service as clergy and in the planting and care of Christian churches. Rev. Richard C. Meloy and his wife Deanna -- seen here -- first founded the Grace Bible Church and Christian School in West Middletown, Washington County, PA. 

The Meloys moved in 1978 to the northern panhandle of Florida, where their new home church became Faith Baptist Church in Pensacola. Now retired, the Meloys are full-time representatives of the Caribbean Radio Lighthouse, a missionary organization broadcasting God's word to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. The Lighthouse initiative is part of Baptist International Missions, Inc

Deanna is the daughter of the late Jack and Jessie (Miner) Schultz and she and Dick have attended several of our reunions the past few years, including our Pittsburgh 250 Reunion in June 2008.

This is one in a series of photographic images published on Minerd.com in 2007-2008 to promote our 2008 "Pittsburgh 250" reunion and to acknowledge the family's collective, long-term contributions to Western Pennsylvania and the nation as the city celebrates its 250th birthday. Be sure to see the profile of our reunion and website on VisitPittsburgh.com.

Copyright 2008 Mark A. Miner