Jim Beasley

Minister / Elder

Jim has been preaching at Meridian Woods since February 2009. He has served in full ministry since 1981. Jim and his wife Marjorie lived and ministered in Jacksonville for 22 years. He spent six years in Chattanooga, TN before coming to Meridian Woods. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and completed graduate work at Luther Rice Seminary with a M.A. in New Testament Studies. He is the father of two children who reside in Atlanta, GA. He is a proud grandfather of three. Jim loves God, restoring old cars, fishing, and spending time with family.

Andrew Shelton

Youth Minister

Andrew joined the Meridian Woods Ministry team in June 2017. In addition to working in Tallahassee, he has worked in Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.S. in Bible in 2013, and is currently working on his M.A. in Ministry from Freed-Hardeman. Andrew realized his life’s mission was ministering to young people in 2010 when he was given the opportunity to speak to a group of teens, and from that moment he never looked back. Andrew likes to watch and play basketball, work out, swap life stories with everyone he meets, and cook. He is a foodie that loves trying new foods, and trying to cook new foods. 

Melanie Nickeo

Children's Minister

Melanie Nickeo has been a member of Meridian Woods Church of Christ, since she was a young girl.  In February 2016, she began serving as the Children’s Ministry Director.  With a desire to teach a Bible-based curriculum, Melanie encourages a biblical-based lifestyle, amongst the children. She, along with her husband, Jae, have three children (Jayla, Jailyn and Jaeson).  Melanie loves to spend time with her family and enjoys baking in her spare time.


Adam Farnsworth

Associate Minister

Adam has been leading Ambassadors For Christ, our college and young adult ministry, since December of 2009. He and his wife Crystal work together to share the gospel of Christ with young adults in Tallahassee. Adam graduated Harding University's Center for Advanced Ministry Training with a Bachelor of Ministry Degree. He and Crystal are blessed with a daughter, Kaylee and a son, Levi. Adam enjoys reading, spending time with his family, and sports.

Melinda Singleton

Office Manager

Fitting the perfect mold of a Church Administrator is Melinda Singleton, who has served in this position for over twenty-five years. In this capacity, Melinda is the hub for all things administrative within Meridian Woods Church of Christ. She ensures that the office runs efficiently, as she assists the Ministers, Elders and Members of the body with their needs. From the first moment you meet Melinda, she will make you feel welcomed and special. This is particularly important as Meridian Woods reaches out to community. 



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Tony Bidwell

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Bill Booth