Tim and Samenthur (Sam) Blake have served in the ministry in Hartford, CT since August, 2007. The Blakes were married in 2001 in Los Angeles, California, where they served in the ministry together starting in 2000. Together, they led a ministry in the South Central Region of the Los Angeles Church of Christ. After congregational transitions they pursued secular careers (Sam as a teacher, Tim as a mortgage broker and personal trainer), while continuing to serve in the singles and young married ministries in Los Angeles and Orlando. While working with the young marrieds and singles in the Southwest region of the Orlando church, the Blakes were called back into the full time ministry.
Both Tim and Sam were baptized in campus ministries (Tim in San Diego in 1989, Sam in New Hampshire in 1997). Tim left a career in business management with Enterprise in 1999 to serve as a singles ministry leader in South Central, Los Angeles. Sam left graduate school in 1998 to serve Hope Worldwide in Boston, as well as the campus ministry.
After leading Hartford's campus, singles, and young marrieds ministries for some time, The Blakes now serve as evangelist and women’s ministry leader for the North Region, since its formation in September 2011. Their most important responsibility remains their two sons, Tyler (9 yrs) and Tristan (6 yrs).