A BIT ABOUT US
Susan has been a Christian since the age of nine years old. She has three brothers whom all sing and are active in leadership in their respective churches. Susan has been married to Randy Bolinger, a teacher at Halls Middle School for 32 years and they have twin boys, Alex and Zach. Susan and Randy went through five years of fertility challenges, tried many different types of fertility drugs, went through countless tests, surgery and endured five miscarriages before the Lord blessed them with twins. Alex and Zach were an answer to years of prayers and fulfilled her dream of becoming a mother.
Susan has worked in church ministry in many different capacities through the years, however her passion has always been in music and Ladies Ministries. Starting at a very young age she was a Children’s Worship Leader and Drama Director before she was 18 years old. “My parents always made us kids be involved in church activities whether we wanted to or not. It wasn’t a question of “do you want to participate” it was “which part are you going to do?” “It was being raised like this that church became very important to me and I wanted to be involved. Because my parents did this, they helped prepare me for future ministry. I don’t have formal training or have an educational background in church ministry, I’ve just been in the trenches working for God wherever a need arose. That’s what true ministry is “…seeing a need and meeting that need – even if it’s merely picking up a piece of paper off the floor”. You must use the talents the Lord gives you to the best of your abilities and then God will supply the rest of what is needed to complete the task.” Since then, Susan has held positions of Praise Team Leader, Media Coordinator, Events Coordinator, Care Team Ministry Leader, Assistant Choir Director and Ladies Ministry Director. Susan is currently the Worship Leader and Ladies Ministry Director for Redemption Harvest Church in Halls. “I have been doing Ladies Retreats since 2006. I am humbled the Lord has chosen me to lead women into total freedom in the Lord and to walk in the fullness He has for their lives. I am a born-again Christian, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a ministry leader in my church. The Lord did not bring me through life’s difficulties to sit quietly on the sidelines. I am in this game to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to sinners and to help every woman I possibly can live life to its fullest!”
I love the Lord with all my heart. I have failed God many times throughout my life, but He died for me, He forgave me and He sat me upon a solid rock. We must share Jesus with this dying world. People have no hope because they do not know our God like we do. Before they can see God in our lives, we must have an intimate relationship with Him. We must let Jesus shine through our lives. “Bloom” is a Ladies Ministry, led by Susan who provides an experience that allows women to let go of past hurts and failures that have hindered their lives from reaching their full potential in Christ. This is accomplished in an atmosphere of peace and intimacy wherein women can release their burdens to the Lord in small group settings. We create an event in which we encounter God in a way that will allow converting grace to transform a soul that was once in the wilderness, to rejoice with joy and cause it to bloom abundantly!