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Minister Melvin Silas spent a great deal of his life on the run from God, which caused him to spend a lot of years within prison going in and out of jail for many different crimes. One cold snowy night, in the state of Ohio. Pastor Mel accepted the call of God. For the next several years while still in prison he commenced studying the Word of God to know more about the God that had saved him while sitting in that cell.

Minister Silas wrote a letter to Kenneth Hagin Sr. Pastor of  Rhema Bible College, and asked for help. That man of God (Brother Hagin Sr.) sent Minister Melvin Silas a bible correspondence course. This course changed his life. He learned what it meant to live by faith!! Thank God for Pastor Kenneth Hagin Sr. and all the brothers and sisters at Rhema that invested in my life.

Once being released from prison Pastor Mel attended Crenshaw Christian Center School of Ministry under Dr. Fredrick KC Price. Where he learned the excellence of ministry, along with the required disciple needed for the man of God to serve God and the people of God. Then Minister Silas went on to attend ZOE Christian Leadership School under Bishop Frank Stewart for another two years at which time he graduated. I want to also take this time and thank God for Pastor D.K. Williams and his wonderful wife Minister D’ Antoinette Williams, Dr. Ed Haygood of Agape Christian Fellowship, Pastor Greg Hayes of Crenshaw Christian Center, and Minister McAdoo House of  I AM Ministry Prison Ministry. And my beloved brother Albert Valdivia and his family. 

It took Pastor Mel many years to finally come to a point of total surrender to God. He had his things still that he had not let go of, and even with the Word of God in his head it had not gotten into his heart. So still for many more years Pastor faced that roller coaster ride that the enemy took him on. Till one day at the lost of just about everything he surrendered himself totally to the Lord, and the Word of God took root in his heart. 

Pastor Mel is now a dynamic and anointed Teacher and Preacher of the Word sharing the Gospel with electrifying presentation his life experiences through the Word of God to help others, communicating with unmistakable clarity which challenges the believer to walk in faith and live in fullness as God desires. His God given messages presents uncompromising truths with a unique and matchless style that reaches far into the hearts of listeners of young and old, of all ethnic origins. Pastor Silas is the senior Pastor of the The Great "I AM" Faith Center in the city of  Los Angeles, California.+ Top