Originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma, Blake graduated with an Accounting degree from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) and has worked in the field for twelve years. He pursued his Masters degree at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, finishing in May of 2011. As Lead Minister of Restoration Church, Blake enjoys sharing obscure sports references with his congregation. He also manages Restoration Cafe in downtown Clearwater, while working part-time as an accountant for a management consulting firm based in Boston. He and his beautiful wife are blessed with three daughters.