Jervis and Melissa graduated from Texas Bible Institute in 1996 and from Christ for the Nations Institute in 2005. They were married in 1997. They have three children: Shandice (adopted from Belize), Jermicah, and Analiya. They are currently in the process of adopting two Belizean children, Zander and Christina. Jervis and Melissa have a desire to live passionately for Jesus and to be an example to others through their marriage, family and personal walk with the Lord. They moved to Belize in February 2008 to build a home to love and nurture orphans (neglected and disadvantaged children and young adults). Its focus is to bring restoration through God’s love, allowing children and youth to discover their potential, while equipping and releasing them into their divine destiny and future.