Many may have wondered how a “reverend” can have a site like this. It makes sense if you know me. I am an advocate for peace, love, family and good citizenship. I believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a protector of life. I enjoy shooting firearms recreationally. I have been trained to use various weaponry as a vocation. I use this site to reach those like me and those are not to support these things. I am the founder of an internet ministry called Speak Life Church, Inc. I have a different take on what it means to be an internet pastor.
Before COVID-19 changed the way churches were operating, the Speak Life Church was created to be a continuation of the ministry of the Apostle Paul using technology. Church and fellowship is not about the building you are in, it is about learning and growing closer to Jesus. It is about building friendships and a community. Through the website, podcasting, video, live streaming and social media, people can be reached that do not feel at home in a traditional church. However, Speak Life is not all about technology. Phone calls, personal visits and meet ups are also a huge part of fellowship and are an even larger part of the roadmap for the church.
Online ministry is misunderstood. It was a novelty prior to the 2020 pandemic. Prior to this most pastors were not interested to learn how to podcast, use Youtube and use the growing number of video teleconferencing programs to outreach. It was sad but when this season of our lives hit. I was ready.
I know how Noah must have felt.
Today, all are interested in using their gifts in a time when social distancing is done for your own protection. The churches with audio visual and social media managers are hardly missing a beat now that everyone has to broadcast via the web. The challenges now are which services to use. The learning curve for some of platforms are not easy. Technology is not always user friendly. Many of the senior and smaller churches are not having success finding where their members are. Not everyone is on Facebook or Youtube. And the audience they are trying to reach is unfamiliar with social media.
Mission: To restore and strengthen the family, provide hope for those in need and offer a non-traditional place of worship, using technology to be anywhere. All are welcome, including those souls still searching for what they believe in.
The title of internet pastor is relatively new but this outreach Gospel ministry is striving to be a continuation of the ministry of the Apostle Paul using technology. It still requires face to face ministry. It still requires contact. It is still church. We need connectivity.
Fellowship is not about the building you are in, it is about learning and growing closer to Jesus. It is about building friendships and a community. Through the website, podcasting, video, live streaming and social media, people can be reached that do not feel at home in a traditional church. However, Speak Life is not all about technology. Phone calls, personal visits and meet ups are also a huge part of fellowship and are an even larger part of the roadmap for the church.
Currently, Rev. Blanchard also officiates weddings, conducts funerals and provides pastoral service nationally to individuals, couples and families unaffiliated with local churches. The Lord has called him to provide a way to feed the Spirit, find the hurting, teach and reach people online.
Here are some of our successes:
- Helped prevent five suicides
- Saved several marriages
- Organized charitable fundraisers for good causes
- Saved the home of a terminally ill veteran
- Provided fishing trip and ministry to a senior citizen in hospice care
- Officiated at 8 weddings
Speak Life Church Inc, has partnered with St. Matthew Baptist Church, in District Heights, MD for baptisms, funerals and anything concerning the body of Christ.
The weekly podcast can be found at SpeakLIfePodcast.com
Speak Life Church is an IRS 501 (c)3 recognized religious charity, incorporated in the State of Maryland in 2018.
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You can support the ministry by check or money order by sending it to Speak Life Church, PO BOX 2, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772Check out these podcast: Black Man With A Gun Show , Speak Life church , and Indian Motorcycle radio The Books, Kenn has written.