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09/18/2013

WWE Hall of Famer In Parish Jail

 

Tully Blanchard, a member of the original Four Horsemen of professional wrestling fame and a 2012 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, was in the Washington Parish Jail recently.  Blanchard, along with Ric Flair and Arn and Oly Anderson, formed the Four Horsemen in 1986 and were regular features on the professional wrestling circuit.

 

Blanchard rose to the pinnacle of wrestling, winning World Tag Team titles in both the National Wrestling Alliance and the World Wrestling Federation.  He became the longest reigning National Wrestling Alliance World Television Champion and also won and defended the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship in 1985.

 

Recently, Blanchard found himself locked in a cellblock in the Washington Parish Jail, but not as an inmate.  He was there to survey the jail for an upcoming jail ministry event.

 

In 1989, Blanchard became a born-again Christian and now serves as Director of Behind The Walls, a ministry outreach of Champions For Life founded by former Cleveland Browns’ Pro Bowl defensive end and Baylor All-American Bill Glass.

 

Blanchard will be directing a team that will be inside the parish jail on October 26 to spend the day ministering to inmates.  The ministry team will consist of seasoned volunteers who will be inside the cellblocks all day long to interact with inmates and provide spiritual counsel.  Many of the volunteers have served jail and prison time or have been addicted to drugs and have been transformed through spiritual restoration.  The message of restoration will be at the forefront of their visit to the jail.

 

The Washington Parish Jail ministry day will be part of a Weekend of Champions which will minister simultaneously to inmates in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish and Rayburn Correctional Center.  While it is not known if Blanchard himself will be back in Franklinton for the day of ministry, approximately twenty of his ministry colleagues will saturate the jail.

 

In a recent letter to Sheriff Randy Seal, Blanchard stated, “Our goal is to have a positive impact on as many inmates as possible.” 

 

Sheriff Seal stated, “This will be a great opportunity for the inmates in our jail.  Most are here due to a mindset that leads them to criminal behavior.  Events like this help inmates to understand and accept responsibility for their own behavior and how to take steps to develop a proper spiritual mindset that can free them from a lifestyle of crime.” 

 

Tully Blanchard, a member of the original Four Horsemen of professional wrestling fame and a 2012 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, was in the Washington Parish Jail recently.  Blanchard, along with Ric Flair and Arn and Oly Anderson, formed the Four Horsemen in 1986 and were regular features on the professional wrestling circuit.

 

Blanchard rose to the pinnacle of wrestling, winning World Tag Team titles in both the National Wrestling Alliance and the World Wrestling Federation.  He became the longest reigning National Wrestling Alliance World Television Champion and also won and defended the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship in 1985.

 

Recently, Blanchard found himself locked in a cellblock in the Washington Parish Jail, but not as an inmate.  He was there to survey the jail for an upcoming jail ministry event.

 

In 1989, Blanchard became a born-again Christian and now serves as Director of Behind The Walls, a ministry outreach of Champions For Life founded by former Cleveland Browns’ Pro Bowl defensive end and Baylor All-American Bill Glass.

 

Blanchard will be directing a team that will be inside the parish jail on October 26 to spend the day ministering to inmates.  The ministry team will consist of seasoned volunteers who will be inside the cellblocks all day long to interact with inmates and provide spiritual counsel.  Many of the volunteers have served jail and prison time or have been addicted to drugs and have been transformed through spiritual restoration.  The message of restoration will be at the forefront of their visit to the jail.

 

The Washington Parish Jail ministry day will be part of a Weekend of Champions which will minister simultaneously to inmates in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish and Rayburn Correctional Center.  While it is not known if Blanchard himself will be back in Franklinton for the day of ministry, approximately twenty of his ministry colleagues will saturate the jail.

 

In a recent letter to Sheriff Randy Seal, Blanchard stated, “Our goal is to have a positive impact on as many inmates as possible.” 

 

Sheriff Seal stated, “This will be a great opportunity for the inmates in our jail.  Most are here due to a mindset that leads them to criminal behavior.  Events like this help inmates to understand and accept responsibility for their own behavior and how to take steps to develop a proper spiritual mindset that can free them from a lifestyle of crime.” 

 

 

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