chad blankenship & family
Chad and Lacey were married in 2013 and have been blessed with two beautiful boys. They have a desire to serve the Lord and are dedicated to having a Godly home. Their prayer is that they will bring up their boys to be strong, Christian men who will glorify God in all that they do.
"Growing up my family didn’t attend church regularly. God was talked about but never really evident in our lives. It was not until I was 16 that I started to attend church on a regular basis. During a church service on May 7th 2006, I found what I was looking for. I went up to the altar, raised my hands, and cried out for Jesus. On that day I accepted Jesus Christ as MY Lord and Savior. I remember after that day I was hungry to know Jesus more. I started reading and highlighted pretty much everything I read in my Bible. I felt complete. But when the devil’s attacks came, I didn’t have a strong Godly foundation around me. This caused me to seek advice from ungodly people. I backslide back into the world and lived for the world until I met my wife in 2009. It was then that I slowly found my way back to God. On June 1st 2013, I married the love of my life. I truly would not be where I am today without her. God sent her to help put me back on the correct path. Before we got married, I was fed up with living for the world. I totally surrendered my life to Jesus. Since that day God has blessed me in many ways that I am truly not worthy of. I’m so grateful for His mercy and the opportunity He has given me to serve Him. God has allowed me to serve as a Sunday school teacher since 2013. He has also given me the opportunity to further my education on His Word at The Bible Doctrine Institute. Now, by God’s grace, I can help build a strong Godly foundation for the youth rooted in His inspired Word, the Bible. My beautiful wife Lacey and our two boys mean the world to me. I truly am blessed."
Joshua 24:15 “…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
- Chad blankenship
"I was fortunate enough to be brought up in church from a young age for a good portion of my life. Though my family was not always consistent in going to church, I always felt a close presence of the Lord. When I was about ten years old, I knew that I wanted to be saved from going to Hell. It was at that time that I trusted Jesus Christ as my Savior. After I was saved I wanted to be baptized. The pastor that I had been closest to, the late Sam Jones, was no longer preaching at the church that I was familiar with but I was set on him baptizing me. Thankfully, he was filling in as an interim pastor about an hour away. On Sunday, October 21, 2001 my family and I drove to the church in Fredericksburg, VA where I was going to be baptized. I remember the exact moment as I was put into the water and raised out. What an amazing feeling, with my faith in Jesus alone, I knew that I was not going to spend eternity in Hell but in Heaven with MY Lord and Savior!! Praise God! As I grew up, I was tempted by this world and my flesh. I made many mistakes that I am certainly not proud of and would change in a heartbeat if I could go back. Thankfully, God is a forgiving God and doesn't see my sin for it has been washed away by the blood of His son, Jesus Christ. I drifted away from God in high school but felt a strong pull to be closer to him again. I began to re-attend church with my grandparents. My husband and I began dating in high school and he would attend church with me. I know in my heart that the Lord has a plan for both mine and my husband's lives and that we are meant to fulfill his plan together. The Lord has moved so much in our marriage and has blessed us immensely. I am just a sinner who is saved by the grace of God and am so grateful for his love and mercy!"
- lacey blankenship