Tuesday, 01 July 2014 08:02

Deanna Bush, Branch Manager, Alabama Telco Credit Union

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RRJ: Deanna, you’re the Branch Manager at Alabama Telco Credit Union.  For our readers who aren’t familiar with Alabama Telco, can you tell them about your services and what makes you unique?

 

Alabama Telco Credit Union was founded 80 years ago by Bellsouth workers. We have a five-star rating by Bauer, which is the highest rating a financial institution can receive. Our mission is to offer Excellent Service, Excellent People, and Excellent Products. We do this by being a full service financial institution that not only services our members needs, but also provides education and help with improving their financial situation.

 

RRJ: As the Branch Manager, what does your role entail?

As the Branch Manager, my role involves teaching and educating not only my internal members, which are my staff, but my external members also. I strive to promote understanding, knowledge, and concern for the needs of our members and provide solutions to help meet their family’s financial needs.

 

RRJ: What’s the favorite part of your job?

 

Helping, motivating and encouraging others. My soul is nourished by knowing I can make a positive difference in someone’s life. Every day I ask God to show me a way to help uplift others. I believe that if God woke you up today then your mission has not been fulfilled, and God still has a purpose for your life.

 

RRJ: You told me earlier that you grew up in a Christian home.  Does that mean you’ve been a Christian since you were a child or did you surrender your life to Christ’s lordship later?

 

I was led to the Lord by my mother at an early age. When I was five, my mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and we were told by doctors she would not live to age 30. At such an early age, my sisters and myself became familiar with the concept of death. As we would grieve and cry over the potential loss of our mother, she would always share the story of the gentle Savior who came to earth to die on the cross for our sins so that we could have the opportunity to live with Him in paradise. Because of that belief, we were comforted in the knowledge that if my mother passed we would see her again in Heaven. My mother is now 70 years old and God is still using her to help be a witness and minister to others.

 

RRJ: Faith @ Work is about living your faith wherever God has placed you.  In your work at Alabama Telco how does being a Christ follower fuel your actions each day?

In Matthew 5:16 the Scriptures remind us to, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” In keeping with His word, wherever I have worked, this is what I have strived to do when interacting with my coworkers and members.

 

RRJ: God has definitely put you in the midst of so many people. Do you see God’s power show up in your relationships with others?

 

The Bible states that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. I believe God has placed me here for a reason. I strive daily to honor that calling by treating others with respect, kindness and motivating others to seek God’s love and saving grace in their daily lives.

 

RRJ: The Scriptures say that if we want to bear fruit we must remain in Christ.  What are specific things you do to remain in Christ?

 

I am honored to attend The Heart Of God Ministries and be under the inspirational teaching of Pastor Reginald Simpkins. I also read and study the Scriptures and believe it is not only important to be a reader of God’s word, but also a doer of His word. I pray daily to seek His will in my life and to come into His presence with praise and thanksgiving. Because of this close fellowship I have with God, I can not only be a Christian at home and practice my faith at church. God is a part of all aspects of my daily life, and I always seek His guidance and will in my life so that others might see Christ through me.

 

RRJ: Thank you for sharing how God is using you to be a blessing in His name.

 

 

Deanna has been married to her “soulmate” Lenard Bush, Jr. for 25 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Britney and Justice. Deanna has been employed with Alabama Telco Credit Union for seven years.

 

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