Kwamena Blankson, Worship Pastor
Kwamena emigrated from Ghana as a child and has lived in New York, Minnesota, Alabama, and Massachusetts. Those varied experiences in different parts of The United States have given him a sense not only of the common needs of people in America but also the diversity the church can and should reflect. Even though he trained as a classical musician (piano and violin) at his high school in Alabama, at Harvard College he learned to play the guitar in the campus fellowship and also served as the drummer for a Korean worship team in Boston. His passion for facilitating worship grew at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he led worship at a nondenominational fellowship and then at a Methodist Church’s contemporary service. When he moved to Boston to work at the office of the Public Defender, he joined the worship team at a largely Korean fellowship and also led worship for a college group at suburban Methodist church (which is where he met his future wife Mary). Returning to Alabama to work as a policy analyst for a Poverty Law/Advocacy nonprofit in the capital, Kwamena helped lead worship at the contemporary service of a local Methodist Church. He returned to New
England to marry his sweetheart and for 15 years served as a Legal Advocate for patients at Connecticut’s largest psychiatric hospital. During that time, he helped facilitate worship in various capacities at multiple venues. He is excited to help usher worshipers into God’s presence here at Replica Church.