Webster defines an educator as one who provides instruction. It is generally understood that an educator teaches and provides education, but when an educator “instructs,” he is giving detailed information on how something should be done. Blayne Waltrip is a perfect example of exactly what that means.
Blayne began his missionary service in France, eventually filling the position of missionary teacher at the European Theological Seminary in Germany. Currently based in Ecuador, Blayne’s educator ministry has morphed into more extensive ministry of instruction and he travels the globe conducting institutes.
Although raised in the Baptist faith, Blayne was converted at a Jesus Movement youth retreat in Yosemite National Park. Educated at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, he later obtained a B.A. in Business from California State University in Fullerton, California, and left a promising business career to graduate from the Church of God Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Discipleship and Christian Formation. Uniquely gifted for ministry, Blayne speaks French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese fluently.
Blayne’s original vision to plant a multicultural church in Paris slowly changed into one of leadership development and ministerial training … instruction, if you will … to pastors and leaders on how leadership could be effectively accomplished. The Great Commission can be greater fulfilled through instruction—teaching and training the nations for the global harvest!
A newer slant to the Waltrip ministry is the Synergize 2018/Institute of Ministry and Leadership Development to launch the Never Before Project, a global network of youth pastors and youth leaders to be held in Orlando, Florida.
Blayne asks for prayer to continue to help church leaders and schools when needed. The task is great, but he is up to the challenge.