ABOUT US

MISSION & VISION

 

The Mission and Vision of the Christian Life Center of Titusville is to become a highly productive and successful manifestation of the Kingdom of God!  Establishing a cultural demonstration of the promised prosperity and godly lifestyle that was released in the earth by Jesus Christ! As the world perceives the glory of God in the lives of His children, men will gladly come out of the darkness of this age and seek to live in the light of Jesus Christ.

 

HISTORY

 

On Sunday August 5, 2007 Pastor Arthur C. Blatch, III and eighteen members of the newly formed Christian Life Center of Titusville stepped out on faith and begin to fulfill the vision and mandate that was given to them by God. We believe our call from God was to establish the Kingdom of God and the restoration and advancement of our communities, build and strengthen families: spiritually, mentally, morally, economically and educationally for generations to come, and to accomplishing these goals by uniting with the body of Christ (of all denominations) everywhere in the great commission; go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, for the glory of God!

 

  • During the 2007-2008 Pastoral Year many activities and works took place and are listed as  

  • August 2007- First Worship Service @ 11am-North Brevard Senior Citizen Center

  • September 2007 - Sunday School & Bible Study began; Day of Atonement Program held on Sept 22 @ Gibson Center; Evangelist Training

  • November 2007 - Evangelism Team started witnessing in the community

  • January 2008 - Women’s Koinonia (women’s Fellowship) started @ Titusville library

  • February 2008 -Tutorial Ministry began @ PAL; black History Program, Soul Food Fest

  • March 2008 - Gentlemen In Training; Overcomers in Christ Program; Youth Wednesday Night Program began

  • April 2008 - Passover; First Baptism

  • May 2008 - Women’s Emphasis Month, Events (Praise & Worship Singers, Instrumental Ensemble, Special Presentations, Praise Dancing & an Overnight Retreat); Youth & Adult Excellence Sessions

  • June 2008 - Day of Pentecost

  • July 2008 - Sons of Thunder Youth Camp

  • August 2008 - First Church Anniversary (Picnic, Gospel Jubilee, Banquet Celebration)

  • On June 15, 2009 The Christian Life Center of Titusville, Inc. (CLC) took the next step and became incorporated and received its state 501(3) certification.


OVERSIGHT & ADMINISTRATION

 

Advisory Board

The Christian Life Center of Titusville is overseen by a six (6) member Advisory Board.  The members of the Board and their respective positions and professions are as follows:
 

  • Pastor Arthur C. Blatch III, Founder of Christian Life Center serves as Board President

 

  • Joyce Hawkins, Supervisor, Community Credit Union serves as Board Treasurer

 

  • Bernard Bryant, Engineer, and retired Avionics Test Manager for Rockwell Collins serves as Board Secretary

 

  • Bishop Merton L. Clark, Founder and Pastor of Truth Revealed International Ministries, Inc. Palm Bay, Florida and Board Member

 

  • Linda Blatch, Logistics Analyst, Kennedy Space Center and Board Member

 

  • Pastor James Warren, extensive experience with the aerospace and private business arena and long-standing history in the ministry.

KEY STAFF

Pastor Arthur Blatch

Pastor Arthur C, Blatch III serves as President and Senior Pastor of Christian Life Center and Chief Administrator of the Life Center Academy.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A&M University. He’s the owner and founder of Blatch Fine Arts Company which opened in 1976.   He worked as a Graphics Illustrator at Kennedy Space Center from March 1976 to August 1998. He served as Senior Pastor of Antioch Christian Fellowship in Titusville from February 1999 to July 2007.  He’s the Director and Founder of the Gentlemen in Training Program and Sons of Thunder Summer Camp Programs. He also served on Advisory Board for North Brevard Charities from 2007 through 2015

Patricia Hickman-Barber

Patricia Hickman-Barber serves as Principal of the Life Center Academy and oversees many of the school and church extracurricular activities.  Principal Barber has received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from University of Central Florida and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Technology from Nova Southeastern University.  Ms. Hickman-Barber also has a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Barber worked in the Brevard County Public School System from January 2003 to September 2012 teaching grades Kindergarten through 6th grade and serving as a Reading Coach and Title One Curriculum Coordinator.

Derrick Blassingame

Derrick Blassingame serves as Minister of Music for the Christian Life Center.  He has over forty (40) years’ experience as a Minister of Music. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Pianoman Academy and is employed as a Music Teacher at Golfview Elementary.  He also served ten (10) years in the United States Air Force.

Elder Jimmy Hawkins, Elder Joyce Hawkins and Sister Linda Blatch serve as financial officers for the Christian Life Center of Titusville and oversee the Church's financial functions.

Financial Officers

Elders & Deacons

 

  • Elder Jimmy Hawkins, Retired, Kennedy Space Center

  • Elder Joyce Hawkins, Supervisor, Community Credit Union

  • Deacon Emeritus Ola Taylor, Retired, Brevard County School Board

 

MINISTERS
 

Reverend Mack Akins, Former United States Airforce, Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Theology

 

Minister Lois Hardy, Retired Engineer from United Space Alliance

 

Minister Leatrice Blatch, currently works as a Teacher, Graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

 

Minister Jessica Hicks, currently works as an Academic Administrator / Teacher I, Graduated from Barry University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and an AS General and AS Degree in Computer Information Technology from Eastern Florida State College.

MINISTRIES

 

Men’s Ministry:  Led by Brother Shelley Hardy, this ministry is committed to helping men grow in their relationship with God and the building of friendships with other Godly men.  The Men’s Ministry teach young men what it means to be a Godly man, thereby building spiritually stronger men, husbands, fathers, families and churches.

 

Women’s Ministry:  Led by Sister Linda Blatch and Minister Lois Hardy, this ministry is for Women of all ages and serves to connect women in the community while empowering them in their relationship with God.

 

Youth Ministry:  Led by Minister Jessica Hicks, the goal of this ministry is provide youth of all ages with the resources to grow spiritually, the skills and support groups to make wise decisions at critical times in their lives, empower them to live a disciplined Godly life and encourage them to become spiritual leaders.

 

Music Ministry:  Led by Brother Derrick and Christina Blassingame, the goal of this ministry is to accompany, enhance and facilitate the musical talents of all church members.  

 

Evangelism Ministry:  Led by Minister Mack Akins, the goal of this ministry is to bring souls to Christ by establishing outreach groups and other medians to teach the word of God.

 

Finance & Budget Ministry:  Led by Sister Chyrell Gibbs-Sullivan, this ministry is committed to working with families to assist them with establishing budgets and managing their finances.

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

 

  • The Life Center Academy, operating since July 2012 is located at the Gibson Center, 835 Sycamore St. Titusville, Florida.  The goal of the Life Center Academy is to effect long lasting change in the lives of our students that will not only provide them with the highest quality education but will also promote high self-esteem, a desire to obtain a college education and empower them to make good career choices, to become problem solvers and have a positive impact on their community.  The Life Center Academy serves children grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. It employs seven (7) teachers, two (2) (assistants), a secretary, and a contracted accountant. The Life Center Academy not only provides it students with a quality education but strongly encourage parent participation and offers scholarships, tutoring, counseling, transportation, referrals, and a variety of extra-curricular activities.  

 

  • Kids Night Out, began in 2014 and is carried out through the utilization of volunteers and donations.  It is held weekly on Monday night (except for Holidays). Youth kindergarten through high school age are encouraged to participate.  Participating youth are provided transportation (if needed), an evening meal and activities which include arts and craft, games and more.

 

  • Boys and Girls Dance Groups began in 2014 as an activity of the Life Center Academy.  Youth are taught a variety of dance steps engaging their creative and artistic sides.  Youth involved in these activities can perform at many local community and public events.

 

  • Fall Festival/Trunk- A- Treat, began in 2014.  This event is done annually at the Gibson Center and Isaac Campbell Park.  Partnerships have included Brevard County Parks & Recreation and other local community Organizations.  This event features games, activities, and the traditional treats for youth and their families

 

  • Thanksgiving Food Giveaway began in 2014 and is held annually.  Food donations are collected from individuals and various organizations to provide families with a nutritious Thanksgiving meal.

 

  • Christmas Toy Giveaway began in 2014 and consist of the adoption of needy families by volunteers.  Volunteers donate food and toys to selected families to make their Christmas merrier.

 

  • Community Garden, beginning in 2016, the Garden is located at the Gibson Center on land that Brevard County owns and has given the CLC permission to use.  The goal is to provide access to traditional produce or nutritionally rich foods that may otherwise be unavailable to low-income families and individuals.  Additionally, the Garden provides an opportunity for education and community involvement. To date financial and in-kind resources have been received from Brevard County Parks and Recreation, The Titusville Chapter of the Eastern Star, Doctors Goodwill Foundation and Wild Ocean Seafood Market.  

 

  • Gibson Center Gymnasium Management and Operations:  Through a contract awarded in August 2017, CLC began the operation and management of the Gibson Center Gymnasium providing staffing and creating a wide range of fitness and educational programs and community activities for all ages to expand opportunities for recreation, education, arts, cultural activities, large events benefiting the community, mentoring, sporting events, STEM educational programs and senior programs to benefit the citizens and general public of Brevard County.

  • Tutoring & Mentoring: Through a financial award from the City of Titusville and a contract that will begin in October 2018, CLC will be expanding its existing tutoring and mentoring program.

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