MEET OUR STAFF
Melissa Turnbow: Children's Church Director/Office Administration
Melissa is blessed to be the Office Manager and the Children’s Ministry Director. She strives to live out a Spirit-filled life and share the love of Christ with others. She has worked in the marketing field for many years as a domestic assistant buyer and office manager. She has experience as a child care provider and business owner, and has taken great effort to apply herself through scripture with many years of leadership in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).
Melissa has been married to her husband, Taylor, for almost 29 years, and they have three amazing children together: Daughter Aaron and two sons, Tim and Landon. Melissa is pleased to be the grandmother of one very special Augustus Owen, born August 21, 2016. Their daughter, Aaron, is married to Pastor Brody Dyer they live in Hobbs, New Mexico, with Augustus. Tim lives with his wife, Joni, in Los Lunas, New Mexico and Landon is a freshman at Valencia High School. Melissa also has a step-son, Jason Saiz, who lives in Fort Sumner, New Mexico with his wife, Quannah, and their two sons, Tyler and Seth.
Melissa Duerksen: Director of Worship
Melissa has been singing for many years and has been a member of the Praise and Worship Team at FBCBF since 1999. She married her husband, Bruce, on February 14th of the same year. Together, they have a daughter, Hope, who is the joy of their lives.
Melissa enjoys motivating the church to join in proclaiming the truth and beauty of God and glorifying Him through praise and worship. She believes it is essential that the worship leaders and worship is led by the Holy Spirit, while combining Biblical truth with music to magnify God and the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. She enjoys reading, writing, teaching, and watching American Football.
Chris Franzoy: Custodian