Church On The Rock, pastored by Pastor David M. Blunt and his wife Pastor Kim Blunt, is approximately 27 years old. It is a flourishing multi-cultural church, where people from many nations come together to worship with one voice, as one culture. Exciting, energetic and encouraging, Pastor Kim Blunt is an impeccable roll-model. COVERINGS Editor In Chief, Paulette Whitfield Black, visited with her to discuss views on The Style & The Spirit of contemporary women of faith.
PAULETTE: How do you manage so many diverse cultures?
PASTOR KIM: First I have to say, we don’t manage it. We teach the uncompromised Word of God. They come for the Word. The second thing is the spirit of prayer that is here. We have prayer six days a week. People come to pray for the nations and stand in the gap. It releases a spirit of peace, a spirit of love, a spirit of joy and a spirit of acceptance.
PAULETTE: As a female Minister, how do you see your primary roll in the Body of Christ?
PASTOR KIM: This is probably going to shock you...
PAULETTE: Shock us. Please. It will probably help us.
PASTOR KIM: My first assignment is to make my husband a success. God created me to be that perfect match for him. I’m not perfect, but I am perfect for him.
PASTOR PRICELLIOUS BURRUSS Interview
Editor-in-Chief, Paulette Whitfield Black, talks with her about ministry and life. Pastor Burruss is pastor of one of the most relevant ministries in the Midwest, Transformation Christian Church and World Outreach Center.
Coverings: Pastor Burruss, you have more men in your congregation than many churches that are pastored by men. Men usually have difficulty following a female. What are you doing differently? What is your secret?
Pastor Burruss: It is not so much of a secret. I praise God for the men who have been in my life. My father has a strong personality, and so do my brothers. I am now widowed, but I had a very strong husband. Therefore, I understand a little bit about men. Men do not want to go to a “women’s church.” They do not have as big of a problem with following a woman pastor as they have a problem with belonging to a “women’s ministry.”
We try to decorate our church nicely, because you see throughout scripture that they decorated the house of God. What we do not do is to make anything look effeminate. It’s just like asking a guy to go into the girls powder room because the men’s is under construction. He doesn’t want to go in there! That is why we do not do things really “girly.”