the-appleby-family-the-appleby-family-0081 2Blake Appleby was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Growing up a preacher’s kid was fine until he realized that proximity and knowledge couldn’t save him. Augustine once said, “Why do you rely on yourself, only to find yourself unreliable.” As a teenager, Blake realized that he couldn’t rely on himself for anything and was saved by grace through faith in Christ alone.

Blake currently serves in Central Florida as a Student Pastor. He is passionate about evangelism, equipping believers to live on mission, and discipleship. He is a communicator that is known for simplicity and substance. He believes that the Bible isn’t necessarily hard to understand; it’s just hard to swallow. He deeply desires to see students and adults treasure the Word of God.

He loves his wife, Meredith and their son, Micah. He cheers unapologetically for the Atlanta Braves and the Florida Gators. He looks forward to partnering with you for your next DiscipleNow, conference, camp, etc.



 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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