Blake Nichols is the spiritual director for New Heart of Texas. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Waller Baptist Church after joining the staff in 2011 as Pastor of Students. In pastoral ministry since 1987, Blake said it was when he was at a youth camp in Mobile, Alabama that he felt God calling him to be a pastor. Prior to relocating to Waller, Blake served as a Church Planter with New Vision Baptist Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and before that as the Next Generation Pastor at Colonial Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Blake earned his master’s degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1991. He and his wife Rebecca have been married since 1994 and have four beautiful daughters, Samantha, Sydnie, Sara and Shae.