Life verse: Joshua 24:15 “…As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”

Melvin Lehman was born and raised on a farm near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. After his schooling at Portice Elementary, J. Frank Faust Junior High, and Chambersburg Area Senior High, he worked for 5 years as a mechanic of agricultural equipment. He then began teaching at Anchor Christian School near Chambersburg. He came to FBEP (1993-1994) as the first principal of FBCS to launch the first year of school, going back to Anchor Christian for one year before returning to FBEP to serve as director. Melvin has been a teacher for 34 years.

Shelia (Martin) Lehman was born and raised in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. After her schooling at Nancy Grayson Elementary, Orrstown Elementary, Shippensburg Area Junior High, and Shippensburg Area Senior High, she worked as a bookkeeper at First National Bank in Shippensburg for several years.

Melvin and Shelia were married in 1975. They have seven children: Jolynn, married to Andrew Schmucker; Ryan, married to Linda Yoder; Shannon, married to JoElla Beiler; Shaunda, married to Amos Stoltzfus; Kyle married to Joy Rotelle; Erikson married to Marilyn, and Jordan, married to Laura. As a family they enjoy gardening, farming, reading, spotting deer, canoeing, picnicking, hunting, and playing games. They also enjoy rollerblading, ice skating, volleyball, and basketball. As a family they want to know their Creator and how to cooperate with Him in the work He is doing on the face of the earth. Melvin wants to see his wife and each of his children reach their full potential in Jesus Christ. He wants to participate in vision development, establishment of, and maintenance of at least seven missions on earth where there is no testimony for God today.