Micah Chandler 022714 (2)Blake Appleby was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He lives in Central Florida and serves as the Minister to Students at the First Baptist Church of Umatilla. He is married to his wife, Meredith and they have one son, Micah Chandler.

While attending a youth camp in 2005, Blake was saved and he answered the call to serve the Lord wherever He may lead. Little did he know that God would have him enter Bible College and begin ministering to teenagers shortly after high school in a local church? Blake and his family have witnessed God’s sovereign hand at work in their lives through their obedience to Him.

Blake is a passionate communicator of the gospel. He deeply desires to see people know the Word of God and more importantly the God of the Word. He is blessed to travel throughout the year preaching the timeless truths of Scripture at weekend retreats, summer camps, and other various gatherings to students and adults.

If you are interested in contacting him, please connect here or at He would be more than happy to follow up with a personal phone call. He looks forward to hearing from you soon.

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 EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Since 2009 | Liberty University

RECOMMENDATIONS: Recommendations will be made available upon request.


9 thoughts on “BIO

  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!

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