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Dr. A Olinger

Bachelor of Christian Ministry
Master of Divinity

Doctorate of Ministry

A Glimpse Into My Life

A glimpse into my life...

 A glimpse into my family life will reveal the blessings God has granted to me having been married to Lisa now for over 33 years. God has blessed us with a home filled with excitement and laughter. But the two have now become 11 as our boys have married and so far given us five wonderful grandchildren. This gives me a tremendous sense of stability, love, and gratitude.

If you have watched the show "Ice Road Truckers", then you have a little glimpse into the early days of my working life. Growing up in Northwestern Canada, I spent most of my time behind the wheel of a truck in the mountains before God called me to full-time Ministry. This gives me a practical and down-to-earth perspective on both life and Ministry.

     My Ministry experience will give you a glimpse into the journey God has taken our family on that has ultimately found us serving here at Country Meadows Baptist Church.  We have served in three locations prior to Missouri: Alberta, Canada, North Dakota, and Southern Illinois. My experience runs from church planting, to an oil boom, to small town America. This has given me an appreciation for churches in all stages, and a passion and desire to see God's people become the Missionary People he intended us to be.

    And a glimpse into my education will allow you to see the personal growth and interest God has given me. My Bachelor of Christian Ministry showed me that I wasn't quite as smart as I thought I was. My Master of Divinity gave me the tools to begin this journey of ministry. And my Doctor of Ministry confirms that I still have a great deal to learn. This has implanted within me a deep desire to learn, grow, and share what I've gained with others.

So it is with the blessings of the past and anticipation for the future that we embark on this journey with Country Meadows Baptist Church.

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