Meet our Pastors

About Our Pastors

Pastors Danney and Melissa Checotah are the Founders and Lead Pastors of Checotah Ministries based in North West San Antonio/Helotes, TX area.  They started their church ministry after 6 years of training and assisting their Pastors in Lake Elsinore, CA, later receiving ordination through The United Council of Christian Churches in Los Angeles, CA.  With their 3 children and several military friends and families while stationed in Tucson, AZ, they formed a Bible Study group that grew to a small church.  Pastor Danney was licensed and ordained through Faith Christian Fellowship, Tulsa, OK as an active member of the organization prior to leaving Tucson.  Checotah Ministries was founded and established as a church by the IRS on 9 September 1999 as a 501c(3) organization.  After 4 years they relocated to Atlanta, GA continuing to evangelize, teach and preach in various churches in the area, Pastor Melissa completed Rhema Bible School receiving her diploma and certificate of completion.  Another 4 years passed relocating the family to Ramstein AFB, Germany for 6 more years of learning, experiencing and growing.  Now retired from the military they are enjoying being in one location, pastoring a local body of believers and growing an extended family.

Their driving passion is teaching the un-compromised full Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way people can relate to and understand the Word of God not meant to be complicated. They aspire to reach their community, city and world with pragmatic teaching, Holy Spirit inspired messages and prayer, praise and thanksgiving. They’ve been happily married since 1986.  Water baptized together in Jesus name in 1988 receiving Christ as their Lord and Savior.  

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