Blaze joined First Church as director of youth ministries in January of 2012. He was raised in Strasburg Ohio, and has two older sisters and an older brother. He attended Toccoa Falls college in Toccoa Georgia where he earned a Bachelors degree in youth ministry. He was just recently married to Krystle Wood whom he met while at college. Blaze enjoys the outdoors, sports, paint balling, fishing, movies, music, cooking, board games, and puzzles.