Rev. Dr. Whitfield D. Blenman has been serving as the Senior Pastor of the Solid Rock Church of God in Kissimmee, Florida since May 1998.
Under his leadership, the congregation has grown from an average attendance of 30 to more than 350.
Before moving to Florida, he served as Assistant Pastor of the Brownsville Church of God in Brooklyn, New York and the First Church of God in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York under his mentor Dr. Arthur W. Davenport. Pastor Blenman has served the church at large in many capacities. These include, but are not limited to: President of the Christian Bible Institute 1984-1994; Dean of the Southern California School of Ministry, New York Campus 1994-1997 and Secretary of the Eastern New York Ministerial Assembly and Credentials Committee Member from 1991-1997.
Pastor Blenman is a graduate of Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. In 1996 he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the Southern California School of Ministry in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the Church of God in New York City and beyond. In October 2002, he was awarded The Caribbean and Floridian Association Community Service Award for outstanding and dedicated service to the community.
Pastor Blenman and our first lady Jo-Ann Blenman are the parents of two children, Jerè and Jonathan, who are both serving in ministry at Solid Rock. They have a son-in-law Jonathan, who they affectionately call ‘SIL’, who also serves alongside them in ministry. They are also the proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Janaè and Jaelynn.