Originally from the United States, Blaine has lived in the UAE since 2015. Prior to planting Redeemer Church of Al Ain, he served as a church planting resident with Redeemer Dubai. He received his M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary which is located in Massachusetts, USA. While living in Massachusetts, he also served on staff at South Shore Baptist Church.
Blaine is married to Kelly, and they have one daughter, Natalie. They love to travel, eat sushi and play average tennis. Most of all, they love Jesus and His church, and long to see Him worshiped in all nations.
Drew has lived and worked in the Arabian Peninsula since 2011. Before that, he served as one of the founding elders at Redeemer Lubbock in the state of Texas in the United States. He graduated from Texas A&M in 2002 and has been serving in ministry since that time.
Drew is married to Jordan and they have three wonderful daughters. Their driving passion is to bring glory to God through sharing the good news of the gospel in all nations.
From Paranaque City, Philippines, Al moved to Al Ain in 2004. It was in Al Ain where he came to the saving grace of Christ in Al Ain. Along with serving the Lord, Al works in the healthcare industry. He has been serving RCAA from its beginning, and is currently leading one of the weekly Bible studies.
Married to Leonora and blessed with 3 lovely children. He enjoys cycling with other couples and members in the church. Above all, he is remains hungry to learn and to understand more deeply the Word of God.
Pastoral Intern - Music
Guthrie is new to the UAE, and will spend 7 months serving with RCAA's music team. He has experience leading worship for different ministries in the US, and hopes to help build and develop the music team during his time in Al Ain.
Originally from Texas, USA, Guthrie is currently enrolled at Texas Tech University. He will finish his degree in 2019 and plans to move overseas after graduating. His greatest desire is to see the gospel proclaimed to every tribe, tongue, and nation.