Blake Stephens grew up in Sherman, Texas. While in the third grade, Blake began going to church at Covenant Presbyterian Church after a friend invited his family to Vacation Bible School. He soon became a very active member. Blake went to many youth leadership conferences and programs throughout middle school and high school. After Blake graduated from high school, he spent the summers of 2011 and 2012 at Camp Gilmont as a summer camp counselor. He then served as the youth intern at Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church in Dallas, later becoming the director of children and youth ministries from 2012-2016. Blake then again served at Covenant Presbyterian Church as the interim director of youth ministries from 2016-2017. He moved to Kilgore in September 2017 and is currently serving as Director of Christian Education. Blake says he loves what he does here at FPC Kilgore.