Guest Info:

This week is a very special and person episode for us. On November 10, 2018 we lost our dear friend Simon Forsythe. Simon was our pastor, our friend, our very first interview (episode #2), and helped us get this podcast off the ground. This week we speak with Mel, his wife and co-lead pastor of LIFE Church. We talk about Simon, their church, and Simon’s legacy.


Melanie Forsythe is the Lead Pastor of LIFE Vineyard Church, a vibrant faith community in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. She came to faith in the post-Christian landscape of Australia. There, Melanie was a youth pastor for many years before moving to America alongside her now late husband and co-founder of LIFE Vineyard. In spite of the unexpected loss of her husband in late 2018, Melanie is unapologetically in love with the Gospel, and full of hope and vision for the future of the local church. Her Selah conference, held annually in Columbus reaches women from all walks of life, calling them to live lives of authentic devotion to Jesus.


This episode is dedicating in loving memory of Simon.


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Special Music By:

James Truslow & Truslow

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Twitter: @Truslowmusic


Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Greater, No Other Name, Overwhelmed, & We Are Yours” from the EP, Celestial. “Lover” from the album, Hurricane.


You can find Truslow’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found.


This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information.

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