Pastor & Staff

Rev. Ben Bainbridge


Pastor Ben Bainbridge was been a United Methodist pastor since 2008 and has been the pastor on staff since the summer of 2023. Before serving Faithbridge, he served in various pastoral roles in Joplin and Kansas City Missouri.

Ben delights in time with his wife Tammy, their children, grandchildren, two dogs and two cats. Creating brings him joy. He believes that creating life brings more joy than just consuming life. Creating is more difficult but is worth it. Most importantly, he believes God loves all people, because they are made in the divine image. His mission is to lead people to an active faith in Jesus by helping everyone better see who they are, who God is, and why it matters.

Tina Melville

Office Manager

Tina Melville comes to the lake from the Kansas City area, where she retired from her position as the Registrar at the UMKC School of Law.   Prior to that, she enjoyed many years as a music teacher.  Tina received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Education Administration at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  Tina and her husband Larry have two children, Ben and Samantha, and two grandchildren, Jackson and Daphne.  Her children and grandchild live in Florida and Charleston SC, so she enjoys frequent trips for visits. 

Melani Biggers

Worship Arts Director

Melani Biggers was born and raised in the Lake of the Ozarks area. She attended Drury University in Springfield, MO as a Vocal Music major where she was a member of the Chamber Choir. She began singing full-time at Main Street Music Hall.  Now during the school day you'll find her living out her passion of passing on the gift of music to new generations as the Pre-K through 12th grade Music Teacher at Macks Creek Schools as well as singing with her step-dad Mitch as part of the group Eclectic Soul at various locations around the lake.