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Corey T. Bland - Pastor 

Rev. Corey T. Bland is the Pastor of New Light Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, affectionately known as “The Light on the Hill.”  A native of Sutherland, VA, Pastor Bland earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in History from Virginia State University, in Petersburg, VA, where he served as an Adjunct Professor. He also received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He is a 2013 Black Theology and Leadership Institute Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. Rev. Bland is married to his partner in life and love, Kimiko Bland. They are the proud parents of two children, Ryan, and Aniyah.

Above all, Rev. Bland is a servant of God, saved by His grace and mercy, and inspired by the prophet who declared in Isaiah 1:17, Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. 

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