Melvin Cole has been serving in Urban Ministries for over 30 years. He has served as Youth Pastor in a local church. He served on staff with Urban Young Life and joined the staff Freedom Fire Urban Ministries in 2006. He is Co- Pastor of Freedom Covenant Church and oversee the Friday Night Outreach to Middle School and High School students. Melvin is an indigenous leader born in the Urban Core of Kansas City after completing his training through The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) in Wichita he now enrolled in Equip an online undergrad program through North Park Seminary in Chicago. Melvin is married to Eddie Marie. they have 2 sons Melvin Jr. and Christopher and 4 granddaughters.