Troy & Melody Sowden

Pastor Troy Sowden

Pastor Troy's full time ministry experience dates back nearly twenty years. He studied Youth Ministry at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia before moving to Tulsa, OK in 2001 to intern for Church on the Move. After four years of training there, he moved to Mississippi to found and lead our youth ministry, the662 in the fall of 2005.

While primarily heading up the youth ministry, Pastor Troy offered leadership in various different capacities and was involved in virtually every department of CityChurch during his time as Youth Pastor. After seven years on staff, CityChurch unanimously elected him and his wife, Melody, as Lead Pastors, a role they assumed on April 1st, 2012. Their desire is to reach those far from God with His love, mercy and purpose for their lives.

Troy and Melody have a nine year old son, Judah, an eight year old daughter, Alexa, and four year old son, Noah. The five of them reside in Olive Branch. Troy is a sports junky whose longtime love of Seattle sports finally paid off with the Seahawks victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. You can find him at, on Twitter @troysowden or email him at

Melody Sowden

Hailing from Lancaster, PA, Melody began serving in ministry the first chance she got. Directly out of high school she moved to Tulsa, OK to intern for the youth ministry of Church on the Move where she met Troy. They started dating years later and got married in November 2009.

Melody graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL, with a degree in Psychology and minors in Christian Counseling and Bible.

Melody is very passionate about the local church and watching people walk in their gifts. You can find her at, and she blogs at