He served as pastor from 2006-2013 at Historic Berean Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where he was also ordained in 2007. He was baptized in 1971 at First Baptist Church of Highland Park (Landover, MD). He has assisted many senior pastors in ministry around the Maryland area. He strongly ministers to outdoorsmen, law enforcement, security and military members. He is the founder of The Forgiven Christian Motorcycle Ministry
He is married and the father of two adults.
He is a former US Marine, law enforcement officer and self-defense trainer known internationally. He has spent almost thirty years fighting terrorism with the Central Intelligence Agency.
He was born in Virginia and has traveled to over fifteen countries. He speaks Brazilian Portuguese, a little Spanish and has been gifted at reaching diverse groups of people. He has been God’s special agent for many.
His favorite quote is:
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8
I was baptized in 1971 at First Baptist Church of Highland Park (Landover, MD). I was licensed to preach the Gospel at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Washington, DC in 2001. I was the second pastor of Historic Berean Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where I was ordained in 2007. I served as pastor there served from 2006-2013. It was one of the toughest jobs I ever had.
I struggled with the name of the website for a minute. I’ve been online since 2000 in some form or another. I am still learning. I have been in ministry almost as long and that too has evolved.
Early on this was In The Wilderness Ministries, Inc. This was so named because I believe that we can hear from God easier in our ‘wilderness” experiences than any other. He spoke to the prophets and biblical notables in the wilderness.
I lost the ITWM, URL but became the pastor of a church in Washington, DC where I maintained the website and worked there. It was another learning opportunity for me. I created Blanchard Chapel dot US for a spell after I left as well as the Maryland nonprofit called Blanchard Chapel and Outreach Ministries, LLC which host this site. The chapel has worked with those contemplating suicide and living with depression. It has inspired friends to return to God.
This is the newest website dedicated to serving God using the tools and gifts He has given me. This is church without walls.