Garry Blevins, Jr. Called As Branch President In Ringgold
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Garry Blevins, Jr. has been called to serve as the branch president of the Ringgold branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A branch president is the leader of a congregation. He “watches over and strengthens the members, conducts sacrament meetings and directs branch activities," according to Church officials. A branch president holds the Melchizedek Priesthood, as referenced in the Holy Bible. Branch presidents are not paid for their services nor do they seek the position. They are called by The Lord. Their employment is outside of the Church.
Mr. Blevins is 47 years old. He has been a member of the Church since 1981. He is married to Tina Marie Blevins, and they have four children – Tucker, Emily, Carli and Abbie. Mr.
Blevins has been employed at East Chattanooga Lumber & Supply Company for 18 years. He is a member of the Hiwassee Beagle club and was inducted into the American Kennel Club SPO Hall of Fame. He enjoys about any outdoor sports and lives on a small farm in Rock Spring.
Of his calling, President Blevins said, “I know our Savior lives. His Atonement and Resurrection are real. Jesus Christ overcame death and sin. Only He could. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. This is why we invite all to ‘come unto Christ’ and keep His commandments. Through Christ, we can find joy, no matter what is happening around us. Christ is the source of peace on earth, ‘good will toward men’ (Luke 2:14).”
As President Nelson states, “We invite everyone ‘to hear The Lord.’ #Hear Him. Worship with us at 3067 Ooltewah Ringgold Road, Ooltewah.” The Ringgold branch meets at 9 a.m. every Sunday. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, limited services are available at this time. All COVID-19 guidelines are in place.