Blake McKinney has been the pastor of First Baptist Church since January of 2010. He has previously served churches in Ohio, Arkansas, and Georgia. He is a native of Arkansas who was excited to move to Lee’s Summit just in time for all the snow! Blake is married to Gayla, and they have three wonderful kids: Justin, Caleb, and Sarah.
Blake graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 1991. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. His interests include sports, the outdoors, guitar, and reading. His passion is to help people take the next step in their journey with God.