Blaine Boyd - Al Ain, UAE
I was raised in a Christian family in Oklahoma, but rejected Christ and walked away from the church as soon as I left home. More than a decade later, my eyes were opened to the person and work of Jesus and I believed the gospel while reading through the Book of Hebrews in Costa Rica. Following my conversion, I left my career as a trial attorney in Oklahoma City and pursued vocational ministry.
While studying at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, I joined the staff of South Shore Baptist Church outside of Boston. It was there at South Shore that God energized my heart for the church and church planting. Initially hoping to plant in Boston, on a trip to Dubai I came across the ministry of Redeemer Church of Dubai and the exciting work taking place on the Arabian Peninsula.
In September of 2015, I joined Redeemer Dubai as a church planting resident with the vision of planting a new church on the Arabian Peninsula. During my residency, I met Kelly, originally from Brazil, at Redeemer Dubai, the church that God used to save her to himself. She shared my love for the Arabian Peninsula, enthusiasm for gospel proclamation, and commitment for discipling men and women. Now we are both anticipating the joy of planting a gospel centered church in Al Ain.