Pastor Blankenship has been pastoring for thirty-eight years and has been used of the Lord around the world in seeing many come to know Christ as Savior. In November 2009, he became Pastor of Promised Land Baptist Church. His commitment for Christ and His church is evident by His heart for God and people. Pastor Blankenship has a strong desire to help others develop a greater walk with God through a personal relationship with Christ. His passionate and powerful preaching will encourage your walk with the Lord.
Pastor Blankenship is originally from Man, West Virginia. Growing up in a coal miner's home he accepted the Lord as Savior as a teenager and later surrendered his life to preach the gospel. He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy, who serves alongside of him each and every day. They have three children: Jonathan, Jared, and Jessalyn. Jonathan, Jessalyn and her husband serve together in an Independent Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, while Jared is now the Lead Pastor of Lakeside Bible Church in Cornelius, NC. They have six grandchildren: Kate, Ashlynn, Keegan, Ellie, Harper and Isabella.