Faith Alive: Bruce O. Alford, Pastor of Blessed Assurance Baptist Church

Age: 50

Where do you live? Roanoke, AL

Where are you originally from? Alabama

Where did you go to school? Alabama

Who’s in your family? My wife, Barbara, son Brandon, daughters, Shanta, Ebony and Ivory.

Where do you worship? I worship at Blessed Assurance Baptist Church.

What makes your congregation special? We walk by faith knowing that this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.

What does “spirituality” mean to you? Spirituality to me is being obedient to the will of God.

How do you balance family, church and work goals? I balance family, church and work by staying focused on the source (Jesus) not forgetting where my help comes from in all that we do and say knowing that we live, we move and have our being in Jesus.

What inspires you? I’m inspired by what the name of Jesus does in any situation or circumstance that I find myself, family or congregation in for there is “power in the name of Jesus”.

What are your future plans? My future plans are to continue to preach the gospel bringing as many people to Christ as He will allow.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy reading the Word of God and witnessing to the lost and those who are not lost about the saving grace of Jesus.

Special event: Blessed Assurance Baptist Church where we will be celebrating our 2nd Church Anniversary and my 2nd Anniversary as Pastor on Sunday, August 21st at 3:00 p.m. 6001 Buena Vista Road, Columbus, GA.