Thursday, March 22nd

After 32 years, George Jaderston gave his last sermon as the pastor of the Melrose Alliance Church Sunday leaving behind a legacy of sacrificial service to its congregation.

Jaderston has been the pastor of the Melrose Alliance Church for most of its existence as a Christian and Ministry Alliance church, except for the first 1 ½ years when a different pastor led the church.

The church had its beginning when John Stetzer came back to Melrose for his mother’s funeral nearly 35 years ago.

“He was burdened for this area and had an Alliance background. He talked to our district about having special meetings here in Melrose and so he had meetings for a couple of weeks. Out of that a bible study started and it grew to where they called a pastor,” Jaderston said.