Meet the Staff
Mel and Lois began their ministry at Fair Play Presbyterian Church in January of 2014. Mel’s ministry has spanned four decades with various types of service. Early on, he served in Outdoor Ministry as director of Calvin Center in Atlanta Presbytery and in West Virginia as director of Bluestone Camp and Conference Center. In 1982, he was sworn in as a Reserve Army Chaplain and in 1985 was called to Active Duty and served twenty-two and one half years as an Army Chaplain with assignments all over the world. After the Army, he served as pastor of the Midway Presbyterian Church in Anderson for almost eight years.
Lois is an ordained elder and the leader of the women’s Bible study called Ladies of Grace (LOG). She is also involved in the Spiritual Formation Committee of the Session.
Mel and Lois have three children and are proud grandparents of six grandchildren, all of whom enjoy visits to the farm. The Davis home is lovingly called Camp MelLo where church activities often occur. Everyone enjoys visits to the farm to see all the animals, especially the goats.
Mel and Lois are excited to serve Fair Play Presbyterian Church and look forward to continued Christ centered ministry among members and visitors.
Cara Lott is a native of Troy, Alabama but has called Anderson “home” for about 18 years. Cara is the daughter of Ervin and Betty Lott who retired to the Anderson area a number of years ago. Cara is a proud music graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL. While at Samford, she sang with the world-renowned, Samford A Cappella Choir , the Samford Opera Workshop and Samford Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She has performed a variety of musical genres, ranging from Renaissance to operatic repertoire throughout the years.
Cara’s 24 year career in teaching has led her to districts throughout Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. She has served in many schools in Anderson District Five, teaching general music, piano, drama and chorus in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Currently, she is teaching Music Appreciation at Westside High School and is also a private voice instructor. Before coming to Fair Play Presbyterian Church, Cara served as music director at First Baptist Church, Anderson and served in various churches as a choir member, pianist and soloist.
In her spare time, Cara has appeared on the stages of several community theatres– ECP, ACT and CLT in lead and supporting roles in musicals and plays. She has two fur-babies, Rufus and Fluff.
The Sanctuary Choir of FPPC is an energetic, dedicated and talented group of singers who work each week to enhance the worship experience through music. Special programs are presented throughout the liturgical year. We sing a variety of sacred music ranging from Southern Gospel to standard classical choral repertoire. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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