Dan Woltmann grew up in the home of full time Christian school teachers. Saved at the tender age of 5, Dan surrendered to preach at the age of 14; he preached his first sermon at 16 to his youth group. He was privileged to meet and to learn from many pillars of fundamentalism and outstanding preachers. From these men he developed a strong conviction on the truth of God’s Word. Dan attended Pensacola Christian College as an evangelism major with the encouragement of Dr. Bill Rice III. Dan graduated in May, 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Evangelism and was ordained in 1997.
Dan’s ministry experience is vast and varied. From starting four Christian service Bible clubs in college, interning with Dr. Ron Comfort, camp counselor at two different youth camps to teaching in Christian schools, there aren’t many areas Dan has not served in. As Assistant to the Pastor at Calvary Baptist, Henderson, NC under the leadership of Dr. Russell Bell, Dan learned the ins and outs of church leadership and organization.
Melissa Woltmann is the daughter of a blue collar worker and stay at home mom. Her parents believed in the importance of a good education and enrolled her in a Christian school at 4 years old. Saved at the age of 6, Melissa surrendered to the Lord as a seventh grader. Following the Lord’s leading, Melissa attended Pensacola Christian College. She graduated in May, 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in English Education. She has extensive experience teaching and in church office management and organization. Melissa’s ministry experience also includes children’s ministry, counseling, and writing.
Hold Fast the Truth Ministries, Inc. was formally founded in 2002. Through the years they have published books, assisted churches in formulating church Constitutions and By Laws, and provided leadership and ministry evaluations, consulting, training, and coaching.
The parent incorporation includes many facets of ministry. Churchhelps.org has been the longest aspect of ministry. Century Baptist Church is the church planting arm of the ministry which allows us to assist as needed in emergency situations when a church is going through a difficult time. Ministry Imprint is one of our newest additions which allows us to facilitate technology to even further help with ministry evaluations and consulting. Ministry Rescue launched in 2020. This new aspect really brings together in one place where we have found ourselves ministering the most in the last number of years.
Dan and Melissa were married in 1991. They have one son, Nathan, who serves as operations manager of WOAK Radio in LaGrange, GA.