Founder & President
By Design Ministries International (BDMI) was founded in 2007 by Jon Melin. Jon is a pastor, expository Bible teacher, chalk artist and international teacher trainer. BDMI is primarily a teacher training ministry committed to chronological Bible storytelling.
God blessed Jon with an unusual ability to visualize Scripture. While conducting teacher training in Estonia in July of 2004, Jon was deeply impressed in his spirit to create a visual aid for chronological Bible story telling. The goal was to create realistic lifelike images for a high quality product that would be affordable anywhere in the world. By Design Visuals LLC was launched in 2010 as the sales and distribution arm of BDMI to make that vision a reality.