AL BLANKENSHIP

Elder

I am retired from  the Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI) and the Michigan State Police.


My wife Linda and I have been married for over 50 years and have been attending OGC since May, 2001. I was brought up in a Christian family environment and have been involved in church most of my life. Since attending at Oneida, I continue to experience more growth in my Christian belief than at any other time in my life. During our time at Oneida, I served on the Missions Board for a total of 13 years which helped me expand my knowledge about missions abroad and locally and witness the impact on people’s lives. Serving on the Board of Elders has increased my knowledge of church leadership and created an increased awareness of how important the Elder leadership is within the Oneida family. I have immense respect for the leadership at Oneida, and I am humbled and honored to serve in this way.

I have continued to watch the Lord grow me and draw me closer in relationship with Him. As I continue to stumble He picks me up and shows me how much He loves me and wants me to depend on Him. I have two children, both married, and four grandchildren, and a wonderful wife who are a great encouragement as I strive to walk in the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ. Their love and prayers are a terrific support to me in my walk.


I feel that the Lord wants me to continue to serve Him as an elder at Oneida. I feel privileged that He would want me to serve His people in this walk.

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