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Blake Appleby was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He now lives in Central Florida with his wife Meredith and their son, Micah Chandler. He loves the family, ministry, and life that God has graciously given him.

Blake is a young, emerging communicator. He’s passionate about evangelizing the lost and equipping believers to live for the glory of God. He desires to see people experience and enjoy the life-changing power of the gospel!

Blake was saved at a youth camp when he was a teenager. In high school, he knew God’s plan for his life was to minister to students. God has been faithful every step of the way! Blake is the Student Pastor at First Baptist Umatilla and travels to various events (i.e.: Disciple Now, camps, retreats, etc.) throughout the year sharing the gospel of Jesus.

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 Education: Liberty University


  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!

  3. Blake and Meredith are AMAZING! They have brought so much life and energy to our youth program! And they bring THE WORD! Our little church has been DOUBLY BLESSED!!! We love you guys!!! DREAM ON, BROTHA!!!

  4. my dad is doing better and has a few more appointments.!! thank you for praying for him at dNOW.!! I LOVED your messages.!! Do you have podcasting.??

  5. Love Blake and Meredith and their story! Their life is a such a beautiful picture of Christ! Thank you two for all that you’ve done and continue to do!

  6. Enjoyed part 1 of your lesson. Looking forward to part 2. So awesome to see God using you in new ways in order to share His love!

  7. Thank you for coming to M3 Camp last year. I see your saying on my door everyday. “My beliefs are evident in my behavior.” come back to Texas soon!

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