Dr. Katie R. Bland is a prophetess, evangelist, teacher, a preacher’s helper, and is the wife of Apostle Columbus F. Bland, Pastor of GLORY TO GLORY Family Christian Center where she serves as co-pastor and administrator. She has three children, five grand-children and many spiritual children.
Dr. Bland, a fervent efficacious teacher who reaches the heart and soul of the listener. Her ability to teach line upon line and precept upon precept, manifest life to the scriptures as well as her superlative revelation in the Word of God has yielded consistent results down through the years.
Dr. Katie, President of the “Glory to Glory Ministries”, which she organized October 17, 1991 that sponsors an annual seminar, “Women Blooming in charm and in Fortitude;” “Men Maximizing in Marriage Family and Relationships.” She immediately launched “A Time of Enlightenment” radio broadcast on the “Real Love Station 92.3 F.M.” and a Weekly Bible Class downtown Chicago at the Civic Opera House. She continued to expand the ministry by including the church’s auxiliaries on WYCA “ReJoice”102.3 F.M. now called “Pumping Up-The Praise” every Saturday @ 5:00 PM.” Later, she hosted her own television program “Time of Enlightment” on
WJYS channel 62.
In 2005, Dr. Katie R. Bland received her “Doctor of Pastoral Theology in Biblical Counseling” from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity, Evansville, IN., and her Master of Divinity Degree is from Logos Bible College where she was one of the instructors from 1987-1992. She has studied in Accounting, Business Administration and other field of academic from various institutions.
Dr. Katie R. Bland holds an Achievement Recognition of Honor in Cambridge Who’s Who 2007-2008 Edition Registry for Executives and Professionals. She has received other awards and recognitions in the past as late as June 2010 “Woman on the Frontline” from Prophetess Bernadine B. McGee Women’s Conference of the Free Spirit Church.
Dr. Bland, a prisoner of Jesus Christ has experienced many heartaches and pains in her life but as she would say “Through Christ I have found Victory over them all” II Cor 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.” She continues to press in her endeavor to tell a dying world that without Christ “there is no pleasure without pain” but the blessings of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it, Proverbs 10:22.