Media release: The Salvation Army of Rome is under new leadership. Lieutenants Tim and Paula Blevins returned to Rome on June 22. The change of leadership is part of routine appointment changes made through The Salvation Army every few years.
The Blevins are first generation Salvationists and have committed their lives, skills and service completely to God through the ministry of The Salvation Army. The mission of The Salvation Army “to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination” is what drew the Blevins to The Salvation Army. Everything we do through the Salvation Army is done under the emphasis of this mission.
The Blevins look forward to meeting new people in our community and reconnecting with previous acquaintances. They would appreciate the opportunity to come speak to groups and events to share the important role of The Salvation Army in the community.
The Blevins were both raised in Rome and attended Armuchee High School together. They dated, married and reared their family here until in 2014 when God led them to The Salvation Army Training College in Atlanta to become Salvation Army Officers. Previous to this, Tim was employed by Bekaert Corp. in the Accounting Department and Paula ran the day-to-day operations of their family business, C&S Trophies in downtown Rome.
In 2016, they were commissioned as Officers and ordained as Pastors with the “Messengers of Light” session at the Evangeline Booth Training College, and they received their first appointment as Corps Officers of the Griffin, Ga., Corps. Little did they know that a few years later, they would be coming back home to Rome. They are now the Corps Officers and Pastors of the Rome Salvation Army, and they are excited about continuing the God’s work in Floyd, Polk, and Chattooga counties and serving the people in those communities.
The Blevins have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. They have been married 38 years this August.
For more: please visit salvationarmygeorgia.org/rome or call 706-291-4745.