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. ;-)

Connor Grubbs



Connor graduated with a Master's Degree in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Worship from West Coast Bible College and Seminary in 2021 and was ordained to Gospel ministry by the Florida Baptist Convention in October of 2019. He is the North Pinellas County Community Director for First Priority of Tampa Bay , a student led campus ministry for middle and high school students. He is also the founder and director of the Pinellas Worship Collective, a network of worshippers dedicated to unifying the local church through prayer and worship. In his spare time Connor enjoys writing music and spending time with his beautiful wife Moriah.