Blake ferrell

lead minister


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 four perfectly obedient children. ;-)

Markus karth

Lead worshipper


All the way from a small town in Germany, Markus and his family relocated to the U.S. as a response to a calling from God to step out of their comfort zone. From San Antonio, Texas to Greece and Germany, and from Washington State to South Carolina, Markus has served as lead worshipper in multiple churches across the globe and is happy to have found a home at Restoration. Alongside leading worship, Markus teaches German online and enjoys teaching piano on the side. He spends every minute of his free time serving his hot wife and three adorable and highly energetic kids.