My name is Pastor Melvin Bouldin Jr. and I live in LaMarque, Texas. I have been married to Fanny Bouldin for 36 years and we have three children and 11 grandchildren. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Texas Southern University in 1989. I began my career in education as a physical education teacher and coach in 1989. I taught at the Alternative Education Placement School in Galveston for one year. In 1990, I began teaching physical education at Oppe Elementary school but had to end up teaching at the Alternative school and at Oppe. For the next six years, I taught at Oppe and coached football, basketball, and track at Weis Middle School. In 1997, I began teaching physical education at Weis Middle School and became the Campus Athletic Coordinator and head football coach. After three years in this position, I became the Dean of Students at Weis Middle School. In 2004, I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Mid-management from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in 2004. In 2007, I became the Principal at Parker Elementary School and remained there until 2013. In 2013, I became the Principal at Central Middle School. Throughout this journey, I knew God was preparing me for something greater in the kingdom.
My Christian journey in the church began at the Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas. I was baptized by Pastor Ford. Singing in the youth choir, as well as being involved in other youth functions at the church, it was quite obvious that had a strict Christian upbringing. Both of my grandmothers were staunch Christian women, and my mother was a very devout Christian and was one of the youth directors. My father was and still is a deacon in the church. In my later childhood years, I began singing in a family gospel group with my parents. My wife Fannie later joined the family gospel group. As a teenager, I sang in various gospel choirs and groups. I was part of a male chorus called the Interdenominational Male Chorus and was one of the lead singers on an album we made in the 1980’s.
My wife and I continued on our Christian journey and after leaving the Greater Mount Calvary in 1986, my wife and I along with our three children moved our membership to the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church where they were all involved in the various church ministries and departments. Much spiritual growth took place inside the entire family while serving at Progressive under the leadership of Pastor’s Matthews, Wingate, Lewis, and Stevens. Under the leadership of Pastor Paul Wingate Sr., I became an Ordained Deacon. In 2004, the Bouldin family became members of The Spirit and Truth Worship Center in League City under the leadership of Pastors Edwin and Alma Bamberg. The family continued to grow spiritually, as well as numerally. The children and now grandchildren were very involved in the various ministries at Spirit and Truth. In 2009, the family moved to The Carpenter’s House in LaMarque, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Regi Pope . During our time at the Carpenter’s House, the family continued to be very involved and supportive in the various ministries. By this time the family had increased greatly with a total of 11 grandchildren, who were all involved in the youth ministry. In 2010, I became a Minister at the Carpenter’s House and a few years later, an Elder.
On August 22, 2017, I had a dream and the dream showed that the Bouldin family would be starting a church. When I woke up from the dream, being somewhat disturbed, I began praying to God to show me what that dream meant and to give me a sign if it’s time for the family to leave.
Later, the same morning of August 22, 2017, I received a Message from a Prophetess telling me it was time to start the ministry God has given me. I immediately texted my family to tell them about the dream and the prophetic message that I received from the Prophetess. I told them that based on the dream that God gave me and the prophetic message from God through the Prophetess, it was time to start the Church. I didn’t have a name for the church at this time, but God was about to give me that as well.
I met with Pastor Pope on evening of August 23, 2017, and told him about the dream and the prophetic message. Pastor Pope gave me his blessings and offered to help and give advice continually. I told Pastor Pope that the move would happen the next few weeks, before the end of 2017. I felt that the Lord was compelling us to start before the year ended.
On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Whosoever Will Worship Ministries opened its doors and had their first church service at 429 Bayou Road in LaMarque, Texas. A number of family members and other families attended the service. Approximately 25 individuals attended the first service but the Lord continues to add to the church. Whosoever Will Worship Ministries now has about 75 members and continues to grow. And the Christian Journey continues….