Gary J. Blanchard
Gary Blanchard was elected Assistant Superintendent and Executive Secretary of the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God on October 22, 2002.
Reverend Blanchard oversees the credentialing process for the District's 875 ministers and 300 churches.
also provides leadership to the District's
church planting efforts and assists Home Missions
and District-supervised churches in becoming self-governing and self-supporting.
He is Chairman of the Teen Challenge Illinois Board of Directors and serves on the board of Global University in Springfield, MO.
has pastored churches in St. Charles, IL, and Marlton, New Jersey.
While serving as a bi-vocational pastor, Reverend Blanchard spent 30 years in the financial services industry.
He holds an undergraduate degree from St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont and did graduate work in Church Leadership at Olivet Nazarene College, Kankakee, Illinois.
wife, Anne, reside in Carlinville, Illinois; they have three adult children - a son and two daughters -and nine grandchildren.