Blaine Locklair of Summerville, SC is an Ordained Minister through the Universal Life Church. A lifelong Christian, he was baptized as a youth into a life of salvation. His family has strong Christian ties, with his mother having been Catholic and his father having been a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church. A non-denominational Minister, Blaine has studied Christianity through Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Catholic, AME, and Jehova’s Witness religions, among others. Blaine delivers sermons online through his ministry and writes about theological subject matter on his website through his online blog.
Blaine’s teachings come from The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures. Scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson conducted years of research to complete this translation, and it was thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars. The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English.
Blaine is a 21-year retired veteran police officer. He was a lieutenant with the Trident Technical College Department of Public Safety in Charleston, SC, where he worked in Emergency Planning, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol Supervision. He was a certified training instructor through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 17 years. He is a graduate of the 56th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Officers Executives conducted by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Through his company, the American Police Training Institute, LLC, Blaine has taught leadership skills and Christian values to audiences around the US, from Dallas to Oklahoma City to Atlanta to Raleigh to Orlando to Jacksonville to Ocala to Columbia to Greenville to Charleston.
Blaine is the author of Police Leadership and Supervision and The 10 Principles of Great Leadership, which have sold to readers around the world in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Denmark. He has also been published in Campus Safety Magazine on Organizational Leadership.
Blaine has a Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership degree from Oklahoma University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, and an Associate in Public Service in Criminal Justice Degree from Trident Technical College. He is also a lifetime member of the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.