Pastor Vern Streeter – Townsend Leadership Program


One of AJ’s joys in life came when he helped another leader like himself to finish or continue their education. To continue his legacy, The AJ Blain Foundation seeks to help individuals who are actively pursuing their academic or leadership education find out what else is possible.

Pastor Vern Streeter was the first recipient of the AJ Blain foundation’s education initiative. With funding from the AJ Blain foundation, Pastor Streeter was able to enter and complete the entire Townsend leadership program. He shares…

“I used to wear my lack of self-awareness like a badge. But the weight of my responsibilities and depth of my loneliness was killing me. Somehow the Blains knew I was struggling and invited me to attend the Townsend Leadership Program. I jumped in and it has been a life-changer. Four years in there’s no doubt I’m a better husband, father, friend and pastor. I, and the people near me, will always be grateful for the wisdom and generosity of the AJ Blain Foundation.”