Dr. Blake Gideon, Senior Pastor


Engaging the Mind

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Dr. Blake Gideon, Senior Pastor

Contact Pastor Blake Gideon by:

  • emailing KAYLA SILER
  • contacting the Church Office, 405-341-0253, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Blake and his wife Kelly have four children. Blake graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 with his Undergraduate Degree in Theology. Later, in 2008, he graduated from Southwestern Seminary with his Masters Degree in Religious Education and has also completed his Masters Degree in Divinity. He completed his DMin at New Orleans Theological Seminary in 2015. Other than spending time with his family, Blake enjoys bass fishing, hunting, CrossFit training, and reading.

Blake came to faith in Christ on April 14, 2000, after spending many years of his life believing he was saved. At the age of nine he had gone forward in a church service and told the pastor "I believe in Jesus," the next Sunday he was baptized. Sadly, it was only an act of going through the motions. There was no sincerity of heart.

However, at the age of 24, he finally realized that salvation was not about going through the religious motions. Instead salvation involves a total surrendering of one’s life to Christ as Savior and Lord. This involves repentance and faith. Repentance is a change of mind, which results in a changed behavior and faith is more than belief, its commitment.

Thus, on April 14, 2000, by God’s grace, turning away from living life for himself and completely surrendering to Jesus as Savior and Lord, Blake became a new man in Christ. His life has never been the same since!

He enjoys reading Christian classics. His favorite books consists of:

  • “The Glory of Christ” by John Owen
  • “Pilgrims Progress” by John Bunyan
  • “The Soul-Winner” by C.H. Spurgeon
  • “The Kneeling Christian” Author Unknown
  • “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis

His life verse
“But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.”
Acts 20:24

Pastor's Books

Pastor's books are available in the Church Office which is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 405-341-0253 or online using the links below:

Soaring With The Eagles
The Priority of Prayer

You are not alone. This book sets out to empower you to soar with the eagles and take your prayers to a whole new level. Using Biblical, theological, historical, and personal viewpoints, each aspect of prayer is unraveled. Starting with the family altar, you will learn practical steps to use in your prayer life to give you hope, sustaining power, and preparedness for spiritual warfare and intercession.

Your struggle can be over. You can learn how to effectively increase your understanding and hunger for prayer today.

Unvarnished Truth
Life's Greatest Story

What is truth? A lot of people have asked that question through the ages. Unfortunately, our own opinions or desires often obscure the truth. For many, truth can become whatever we want to believe.

In much the same way as a person strips away the layers of old paint or varnish to get the original beauty of a priceless antique, this book seeks to remove all the layers of lies and opinions that clog our culture, to get to the unvarnished truth of what really matters. Through this process, we'll see that the truth in Christ becomes our greatest story.

It is time to rediscover the unvarnished truth about God and accept Jesus' challenge to share the truth with others.

Living Your Life With Influential Purpose

I believe the first step for any Christian is to know who they are in Christ. If this first step is missed or perhaps later forgotten, it can lead to a life of continual frustration, disappointment, and even depression.
Every human being on the face of the earth has an established identity - and that means you. I am not talking about your name, social security number, or even your fingerprint; I'm talking about the way you see yourself and the words you speak to yourself.  Because of the sin of mankind, we as humans tend to compare ourselves to others and speak self-defeating words in our mind.

But I have great news for you: your internal negative dialogue can change! And this is what this book is all about.

What Baptists Believe and Why They Believe It
A Summary of the Key Doctrines of the Baptist Faith Supported by Scripture

What Baptists Believe and Why They Believe It is a Church Training guide to better understand doctrines such as:
  • The Existence of God
  • The Existence of the Trinity
  • The Existence of the Son
  • Man and Sin
  • Salvation
  • Baptism
  • Lord' Supper
  • and many more

Sermons Live on Sundays Plus Podcasting! 

Pastor Blake’s Sunday morning messages are streamed live at 9:30 AM. Visit LIVESTREAM or “like” @EdmondsFirst on Facebook. Podcasting is available at FBCedmond.org/podcast and on iTunes at “FBCedmond”.

  • @EdmondsFirst on FACEBOOK 
  • YouTube PLAYLISTS 
  • Follow Pastors SERMONS on the website.  
  • Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “EFBC” by Shelby Systems  
  • Purchase CD/DVD sets through the Church Office which is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 405-341-0253.

Pastor on YouTube

Follow Pastor Blake Gideon's sermons on YouTube.

My Story of Grace

From John's account of the Gospel, John 2:23 - 3:8, Pastor Blake Gideon shares his personal story of grace.

Flash Point

Dr. Blake Gideon was a guest on Flash Point on Sunday, February 12, 2017, as they covered "Politics in the Pulpit".

Pastor Blake Gideon is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS).

Founded in 1949, the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) is a group of scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others dedicated to the oral exchange and written expression of theological thought and research. The ETS is devoted to the inerrancy and inspiration of the Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Blake Gideon reaches the community through CrossFit. READ MORE

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Pastor Blake Gideon receives the 2016 Pastor of the Year award from Bott Radio Network.

Meet Pastor Blake

Senior Pastor Blake Gideon would love to meet with you and your family in person. You may do this by contacting Kayla Siler to schedule an appointment. 

Kayla may be reached by EMAIL at anytime or by calling the Church Office which is available Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 405-341-0253.