Pastor Charles E. Sturdivant was born to the late Frank & Annie Jane Cash Sturdivant. He is married to the Lovely Rev. Mary J. Merriman Sturdivant. God blessed this union with five daughters and one son. They have been married 41 plus years and have 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pastor Sturdivant received Christ at an early age and joined Sandy Ridge Baptist Church Morven NC. Pastor Sturdivant served as a teacher and preacher at the Polkton Correctional Prison Ministry and nursing homes in Anson County.
Pastor Sturdivant accepted his call to reach in 1991 and preached I many denominational and non-denominational churches before accepting the call to pastor Meltonville Missionary Baptist church. In 2007, a new edifice was built, and the church name was changed to New Meltonville Missionary Baptist church. He has been a pastor there for 20-plus years. God has used him to raise a team of mighty warriors in the Kingdom of God. Currently, five associate ministers serve under his leadership.
Pastor Sturdivant has always advocated for community outreach and mission. He is actively involved in community outreach and supports the foreign missions through the Zion Missionary Baptist association, the Baptist state and National Convention, Kingdom Covenant Missions International, Wycliffe Bible Translators, and Life Outreach international.
Pastor Sturdivant has compassion for the hungry, the naked, the sick, and the homeless. He has forsaken many luxuries of life for himself and his family to be a blessing to those who are less fortunate. He does it for the joy that is set before him in God’s Kingdom come. His greatest desire is that his life of service will glorify God and edify the body of Christ, and one day to hear his master say, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”