Micah Chandler 022714 (2)Blake Appleby is a passionate Bible communicator with a desire to reach students for the glory of God. God has placed eternity in his heart (Eccles. 3:11) and a passion to communicate the timeless truths of Scripture to young people. It is a deep desire of his to see this generation and generations to come know the Bible and more importantly the God of the Bible.

Blake is privileged to serve as Student Pastor at First Baptist Church of Umatilla. His greatest treasures apart from Christ are his wife, Meredith and their son, Micah Chandler. 

In addition, Blake is blessed with the opportunity to travel throughout the year to share the Christ with students and adults. He hopes to connect with you soon.

Since 2009 | Liberty University

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  1. Hey man! I’ve been looking over your blog. Let me tell you, we are blessed to have you as our youth pastor. You explain everything that God has placed on your heart so easily for us to understand. I really appreciate everything you do for us! God bless!

  2. Blake has spoke for our church, Five Points Baptist in Fernandina Beach, on several occasions. Each time, Blake has brought the Word and poured out his heart. Just wanted to say, “What an awesome job you are doing, Blake, in reaching young people for the Lord!” Keep it up, brother!

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