Blake Appleby was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He began following Jesus  and surrendered to the ministry as a high school student. He married Meredith in 2011 and they have two sons, Micah and Wade. He has been a Student Pastor since 2010 and joined the staff of First Baptist Church Umatilla in 2012.

Blake has been traveling as an itinerant Bible communicator since 2011. He has served alongside many churches, camps, and faith-based organizations across the country. As a Bible communicator known for passion and substance, his desire is to serve people and to share the timeless truths of Scripture.