Pastor Cartrell A.Blume, Sr.
Pastor Cartrell A. Blume, Sr. is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and was educated in the public schools of Richland County School District One; having graduated from Eau Claire High School.
Pastor Blume has a great passion for singing and is well known for how he uses his voice to bless people. He is also a member of the Voices of Faith: a
quartet group comprised of Pastor Blume and four of his closest friends.
Pastor Blume began his Christian journey at the Turkey Branch Baptist Church in Neeses, South Carolina. He later became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church (Lyon Street), Columbia, South Carolina under the pastorship of Reverend Charles A. Delaughter.
In 1993, God led Pastor Blume to the Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia, South Carolina under the spiritual guidance and leadership of Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr. While under the leadership of Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr., Pastor Blume accepted the call to preach the Gospel in 2013. He delivered his initial licensing sermon in October 2013 and was fully ordained by the Gethsemane Baptist Association in January 2015.
In 2018, God directed Pastor Blume to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church-Coronaca, Greenwood, South Carolina where he currently serves as Senior Pastor. Having received his mandate from God, Pastor Blume obediently fulfills his calling as Pastor with dedication to preaching and teaching to the Glory of God. He greatly anticipates all that God will do ‘with’ and ‘through’ the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the building of God’s kingdom.
In addition to Pastoring and Teaching, Pastor Blume serves as Safety and Security Officer at Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood, South Carolina. He is a member of the Lakeview Masonic Lodge #368 and enjoys time with his family, golfing and supporting his beloved Dallas Cowboys.
Pastor Blume is the proud parent of two adult children; Cartrell (CJ) Blume, Jr. and Chastity. He is also Papa to his beautiful granddaughter, Wynter Rose.
His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6; "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path."