Fr. Tony Melton was born June 23, 1986 and spent most of his childhood in rural Missouri, graduating from Mt. Vernon High School in 2005. He began to pursue the ministry before his senior year in high school and chose to attend Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, to receive a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries with a minor in Communications. He attended on a golf scholarship and participated in Speech and Debate. While he was there, he met his wife, Vandi, and they married in August of 2007 after their second year of college, completed their degrees in 2008. They moved to Dallas, TX, to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. He completed his Master of Theology in 2012 with an emphasis in Historical Theology and Academic Ministry.
In 2009, the Melton’s were confirmed into the Anglican Communion at The Chapel of the Cross. A year later, Fr. Melton became a postulant for Holy Orders and began an additional master’s degree in Anglican Studies at Cranmer Theological House in Houston, TX. He was ordained deacon on May 22, 2013 and made a priest on September 17, 2014 by Bishop Ray Sutton at the Chapel of the Cross.
From 2010-2013, Fr. Melton taught Grammar school at The Saint Timothy School. In the Fall of 2014, he began as Assistant Headmaster as well as a Middle and Upper School teacher. In the Fall of 2015, he became the Headmaster and Upper School homeroom teacher. He is currently working toward becoming a Master Teacher through the Apprenticeship Program of the Anglican School Association. His interests include literature, educational philosophy, biblical studies, golf, and spending time with his three children.