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 three daughters.

Mark Wise

lead worshiper

Born and raised in Ohio, Mark has spent his entire adult life serving in various music ministries—from a family Gospel band, to a Christian rock band, to finally becoming the Worship Leader at his church. In December of 2017 he and his wife, Marie, relocated to Florida, following a call from God to minister in the Clearwater area. With a deep passion for ministry and coffee, it didn’t take Mark long to find Restoration Cafe. Besides being a musician, Mark has a degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy, and moonlights as a writer (thus completing the trifecta of never being wealthy). He and his wife live with their cat, Eowyn, who allows them to remain in her home as long as they continue to feed her chicken.