Pastor Blake Brinegar
Blake, a graduate of Boise State University and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, comes to us from Sutherlin, Oregon. He was born and raised in Monmouth, a small rural western Oregon town. His parents live in Sutherlin and he has a brother who is a Medieval Literature Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He went to Boise State University for his undergraduate studies, earning a degree in Communication with a minor in Gerontology. After graduating from Boise State University, Blake headed to Austin, Texas to attend Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
After seminary, Blake served First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, Texas as the Director of Church Growth and Older Adult Ministries. He left Bryan to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Crockett, Texas. He also has served as Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX and Valley Forge Presbyterian Church in King of Prussia, PA.
You can expect his door to be open to any who have need. He brings a sense of humor to all he does, balanced with a sense of reverence for the sacred found in the ordinary life. Blake believes God wants us to have joy in our life together. He will come alongside where you are, meeting you there, and helping you to grow in your life of discipleship.