After ministering in Tennessee, North Carolina and Arizona, Blake moved to St. Pete, Florida in 2007 to serve as a youth minister. Over the next five years, while working in the community with students, Blake fell in love with the city and people of St. Petersburg. After a year and a half of Sabbath and rest while focusing on hearing and speaking to God, Blake returned to St. Pete to start Radius Church in September of 2014.
Blake loves people and has a gift of communicating both vision and the Word of God. He is excited to lead this group of Jesus followers who strive to be on mission and show the tangible love of God in their community.
Amanda Clark is from St. Marys, West Virginia. She met her husband, Blake, in college where she was studying Communication. They have been married, and have ministered together, for the last 18 years.
Radius is an active mission-minded church with many ministries including outreaches into the homeless community. Amanda is involved in many parts of the church as it grows and transforms.
Amanda and Blake have two children. Amanda's word for the year is "undoubtedly.” Her current prayer for her life is, “God, reveal Your dreams to me. Let Your light be seen in me. Increase my faith.”
Her current food obsession is spicy sweet potato fries and her favorite activity is kayaking around in the Tampa Bay area. One of her greatest joys is getting to teach women from the Word of God.
Leader — RadStudents
Kirsten has taken on the opportunity of leading our RadStudents.
She is a Hoosier who grew up in small towns of rural Indiana. After graduating from college, she moved to Clearwater and began working in youth ministry. She spent 17 years serving families and students, and now leads the Youth Ministry Institute of Florida; a non-profit organization that coaches and trains youth ministers. Kirsten is devoted to helping all people discover their God given value and creating safe spaces for people to be their true self.
She is married to her husband, Jay. They enjoy sports, especially competing in their family fantasy football league, serving in the community together, and laughing. They have two super cute doggies that they love, and some may say, spoil. If you ask Kirsten, she'll just say, "They are cared for well."
Leader – RadKids (Elementary)
Loni is originally from the Hudson Valley area of New York and moved to Florida to attend college. After graduating from UCF, she went back home for a few years and discovered that snow wasn't really her thing anymore. She’s lived in the St. Pete area for the last 7 years with her son and loves this city!
During the week, Loni works in Human Resources. On Sundays, she gets to indulge her love for children and passion for Jesus when she serves in Rad Kids, which provides a safe, fun and loving environment where kids come to learn about Jesus in creative, exciting and interactive ways.
In her leisure time, Loni loves being outdoors, especially if a hammock is involved! And, while she loves the beach, she also adores the mountains. Traveling to new places is one of her favorite pastimes, and she is an avid reader.
Loni’s favorite part of St. Pete, and the whole Tampa Bay area, is that there is so much to do and getting there is generally easy and hassle free.
Leader — RadKids (Preschool & Younger)
Jenn leads our nursery and preschool at Radius and enjoys seeing all the little kids each week and getting to know them and their families better.
Jenn has one daughter, three stepsons, and a corgi named Chewbacca. When she isn't taking care of all of them, she teaches middle school Math, Science and English. In her down time, she enjoys reading, puzzles, and binge watching shows on Netflix, as well as spending time at Disney and all things Harry Potter!
Jenn loves the diversity of St. Petersburg. One of her favorite things are the murals all over DTSP. St. Petersburg is full of so many different types of people who all have one thing in common: the need to know that they are loved and cared for. She believes that Radius has a great opportunity and responsibility to show them that love!
Kevin comes to us all the way from Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife, Ariel, moved to St. Pete in 2017 to pursue new opportunities. They have found a place to thrive in St. Pete.
“I’ll miss some things from Cleveland but you can’t beat the beach, the sunshine, the people... and of course the food! Oh? did I mention that I’m a foodie?”
Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge in production and will help elevate our Gathering to a new level as Radius continues to grow. With a love for all things ministry, Kevin is passionate about helping the community, not only to see the people grow healthfully, but to see them encounter God in ways they would never expect.
Andrew is our Worship Leader. He seeks to recognize, help create and amplify the culture of worship that is unique to Radius.
He describes himself as food motivated, and is always a few snacks, or a meal away from being your best friend. Forever. He's always willing to fellowship with people over food and get to know them better. He also loves board games, running, playing music, and hugs.
Andrew's wife Sarah also sings on our worship team; and no doubt, their son Judah will too one day—after he is born, of course.
Andrew loves the culture and energy of St. Pete. He has lived a lot of places, and none of them love like St. Pete does. There is such a spirit of acceptance laced throughout this city. If you love something, you can find someone in St. Pete who not only loves it too, but will celebrate it with you. Regardless of age, race, gender, or any other criteria, there is something here for everyone. It's a gigantic melting pot that has no preconceived ideas about what is and isn't allowed. Andrew says, "There are two types of people—those who love St. Pete, and those who haven't been here yet.
Leader - Groups
Fred was born in Hickory, North Carolina. He currently lives in Pinellas Park with his wife, Susan. Together, they have three kids, and three grand kids.
In 2017, Fred took over Groups at Radius, including Radius Homes, which are small groups that meet at various places around Pinellas County. His experience running small groups has made him a valuable asset to the Radius Leadership team. He helps to equip each of the Radius Home leaders, and Special Interest group leaders with the information, tools and resources they need to serve their groups.
In his personal time, Fred enjoys spending time with his grand kids and following various sports teams.
Fred believes that St. Petersburg is a wonderful place to live with the great weather, lots of events going on and wonderful places to eat.
Leader – Prayer Team
Brennan was born and raised in St. Pete, and has been a partner at Radius for 2 years along with his beautiful wife, Leah. He loves talking to people and building relationships that bring new and exciting things into his life.
Brennan heads up the Prayer Team at Radius. Throughout the week and on Sundays, he spends time praying for Blake, and all the leaders serving, as well as the people who attend our gathering.
When not praying for Radius, Brennan loves to read and learn about almost anything he can get his hands on. He really enjoys working with his hands, building or repairing pretty much anything mechanical. He also really likes weightlifting, and mixed martial arts. He’s always up for hearing or telling a great story, and can never get enough music.
Brennan really loves the abundance of history in St. Petersburg. There's so much great art and architecture in downtown St. Petersburg, and seeing how everything has grown and developed is really amazing to him. He takes pleasure in knowing that the town he was born and raised in has a rich background and great people that make it a beautiful and unique place to live.
Leader – PB & Jelly Deli
Noah recently moved to St. Pete from Gainesville, FL with his wife Kim, whom he married in 2017. He has spent 15 years in the food & beverage industry. He is worked a variety of positions ranging from server and souse chef, to general manager and food and beverage operations with the University of Florida Football program.
Noah is currently working towards finishing his last semester at SPC and will be transferring to USF to major in history or political science. His goal is to obtain a M.A in governmental studies or a Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Recently, Noah took over operations of the PB & Jelly Deli food truck. He has helped streamline operations, speed up service, and plan, schedule, and run events.
In his personal time, Noah mentors at risk high school students through the Take Stock in Children program. He loves cooking for his wife, playing with his camera, exploring Florida's outdoors, and watching college football.
The thing Noah loves most about St. Petersburg is the love it pours out. The way we treat our homeless population, the elderly, the young, other cultures, other lifestyles, and dogs. He loves that this community shows so much love, and he seeks new ways to spread that love around the city.