Warner Press releases first book
for longtime Church of God pastor
Anderson, Ind., October 26, 2017—Warner Press continues its strong relationship with the Church of God by publishing the first book of longtime pastor, Melissa Pratt. Pratt’s new book, Impact, adds a new resource for women by a woman to the Warner Press repertoire. Impact shares how you can use your role as a disciple of Jesus to change and impact others’ lives for the better.
“As believers in Christ, we are called to make an impact on the world for Christ,” said Melissa Pratt. “Our lives should be so impacted by the gospel that as we live out its message we are convincing evidence that Christ is real and that His presence brings real and positive transformation to a surrendered life.”
Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt has been the Senior Pastor of the Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot, West Virginia, since February of 2007. Prior to accepting that call, she served as the Assistant Pastor of the Dayspring Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio, for twelve years. Melissa is a 1991 graduate of Anderson University and a 1995 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary. She also received her Doctorate of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship Studies in 2007. Between college and seminary, she served the Church of God as a Special Assignment Missionary to the island of Cyprus in the Middle East. In addition to her pastoral work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, Rev. Thom Pratt, and their children, Hannah and Joshua. She also enjoys writing, travel, movies, plays, and concerts.
Pratt will be a lead speaker at the 2017 Church of God Women’s Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida, from October 26–29. Her message will focus on the teachings in her new book and how to impact the world around you for Jesus. How do you want your life to influence others? Who will follow Jesus more closely because they want more of what they see in you? This book is an invitation to think about the personal impact you could make on those around you. Read it with an open heart, and ask the Holy Spirit to empower you to be a world-changer for Christ.
About Warner Press
At Warner Press, our goal is to equip the Church for ministry. We strive to help churches and Christian organizations communicate better within their walls, encourage spiritual growth and biblical literacy, and share the hope of Christ and the good news of the gospel with a broken world. Warner Press publishes and distributes Christian products worldwide, including ministry resources, church supplies, kids’ books, and greeting cards. We also own and produce artwork by the artist Warner Sallman, which includes some of the most recognizable images of Christ known throughout the world. Warner Press is in Anderson, Indiana, and is a not-for-profit organization.