Pete Merlo surrendered to preach in the summer of 1977.
After graduating from Roswell High in 1978 he attended Oklahoma Baptist College receiving his degree from Baptist Bible College West in Denver.
In 1985, Tabernacle Baptist Church sent out Steve Whicker and Pete to be the founding pastors of Community Baptist Church in Franktown, Colorado. Pete served as Associate Pastor there until 1994 when he became Senior Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Silver City, NM. He pastored there until 2005.
Upon moving to Roswell, he has been an Associate Pastor at Tabernacle since August 2005.
Pete and Tamera were married in 1987 and have one Adult son Ian.