Bishop Blake accepted the call to preach the Gospel in March 1995. He was licensed on May 28, 1995 and duly ordained on May 1, 1998. Prior to transitioning into his calling of Pastor, he served diligently on the ministerial staff at the Glendale Baptist Church (currently The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square), and then as an Elder at Reach Out For Life Christian Center (ROFLCC), both located in Prince George's County, Maryland. Bishop Blake's ministerial training includes studies at the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, in Suitland, Maryland, Glendale Baptist Church Institute of Christian Education, ROFLCC's Institute of Christian Learning, and pastoral training workshops under the tutelage of his former Pastor, Anthony G. Maclin.
A graduate of the Computer Learning Center, in Fairfax, Virginia, and is a Senior Systems Information Specialist and sole proprietor of the computer consultant firm, REAL Computer Solutions. Having been spiritually led to establish a ministry that would meet the spiritual and heartfelt needs of individuals and in obedience to the vision God had placed in his heart, he stepped out on faith, and In His Image Christian Ministries was birthed.
Bishop Blake is a member of the Word of Deliverance Ministerial Fellowship International, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. On April 25th 2008, he was affirmed to the Apostolic Office of Bishop and ceremoniously installed by Bishop Lewis "Bobby" Hilton, Ph. D., Senior Pastor of Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World, Inc.
In 2019, God released and established THE GATHERING, The place where men are. Where cost comes second to cause. A non-religious fellowship set to accomplish spiritual empowerment. The Gathering has been mandated to get “in the weeds” and intimately feel and address the circumstances of man’s day-to-day lives. Our target audience is both saved and unsaved men.
He is married to Cheryl D. Blake, who currently serves as Pastor, and is the proud father of three adult children and grandfather of two. Bishop Blake's earnest desire is to promote spiritual growth and understanding through preaching, teaching, and being a living witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a man of God, he believes wholeheartedly that, "to whom much is given, much is required" (Luke 12:48). He realizes that his life is no longer his own; therefore, his love for Christ is exemplified in all of his endeavors. He has been called, chosen, anointed, and is totally committed as a servant of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.