Melva Alquist


Melva Alquist was born in New Kensington, PA and worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Personnel Division of the ALCOA Research Center.  She is married to Dr. George Alquist, Pastor of Grace of Calvary Baptist Church in Erie, PA.  Mrs. Alquist received the Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour at the age of 23.  She developed the business courses for Bethel Christian School in Erie, PA and taught there for five years.  She has been a pastor’s wife since 1983 and has received her certificate in Christian counseling from Commonground Baptist Institute in New York.  She is also certified in sign language.  She has ministered through the years in children’s and ladies ministries.  She is the author of The Christian Ladies Handbook published by the Sword of the Lord and The Handmaids of the Lord Women’s Ministry curriculum published by Grace of Calvary Publications.