Blake Kendrick is the new Minister for Adult Discipleship at Providence. He will be developing and implementing education ministries to encourage spiritual growth for adults, including individual and group programs and curriculum; specifically, Bible studies, Sunday School, and any other educational programs which may be requested or required.
He will identify and employ programs to connect across adult generations in order to create a strong sense of church-wide community while continuing to support and encourage smaller group development within Providence. He will coordinate the adult education ministries of the church and serve alongside other ministers to provide a comprehensive approach to Christian education that will encourage spiritual development in all age groups.
In the past, Blake served on the Leadership Team of the Academy for Spiritual Formation – an international partnership of The Upper Room and the United Methodist Church. He has found his work with this Academy to be among the most formative, challenging, and rewarding of his professional career. In 2008, he attended his first Five-Day Academy in Atlanta. This experience led him to pursue the Two-Year Academy in Alabama from 2009-2011. Then, in 2011, he was invited to join the Academy’s Leadership Team. The Academy for Spiritual Formation taught him about servant-leadership, daily prayer, creating Christian community, and sustaining a life in Christ. In 2018, he was invited to join the Academy’s International Mentors Network.
His hobbies include cooking, hiking, kayaking, travel, and adventuring
with his family.
Blake is married to Anna Godwin Kendrick, who grew up at Providence. They have three children: Winston (9), Eleanor (7), and Mary-Blake (6).
Wofford College – Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Duke Divinity School – Masters of Divinity