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Rev. Carl (Gene) Blakeman Jr.

Host of Blakeman Ministries Come Alive TV and Radio
Rev. Carl (Gene) Blakeman Jr. Was born in southern Ohio, one of nine children. He moved with his parents to Youngstown, Ohio when he was six. As a result of quitting school in the 8th grade, Carl became a very shy and backward person with a tremendous inferiority complex. At the age of 19 he married his wife Palma and was blessed with six children.
For more than sixteen years, Carl worked at Republic Steel in Youngstown, Ohio as a Millwright. At times he thought about ending his life by jumping from a 150 foot high Blast Furnace. But at the age of 31, Jesus came in to his life and set him free.
In 1969, God moved Carl to General Motors where he worked as a Millwright. During this time, he traveled as a short term missionary to countries in Central America and ministered locally in churches, prisons, and nursing homes. God then called him to full time ministry and to get his high school diploma through the Ged test. He attended Wesleyan Bible College and took numerous home bible study courses. He was licensed to the ministry in 1975. In 1978 he became head Pastor of an Ohio church where he Pastored for 10 years and continued working at General Motors as Millwright. For 12 years, Carl hosted a radio program called, “The Victory In Jesus Broadcast” on WTOF at 98.1 FM Canton, Ohio.
Rev Blakeman retired from General Motors after 24 years service and worked full time for the Lord as Co- Host & General Manager of Crossing Paths T.V. Ministry in Hermitage, Pa for 17 years. He also served as interim Pastor of Shepherd of Love Church in Hermitage, Pa and Chaplain of the Youngstown, Ohio chapter of FGBMFI, and is now President of the Columbiana, Ohio chapter of FGBMFI.
Rev. Blakeman now has his own T.V. program called Come Alive, which can be seen on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. On CW Network WBCB 21.2 in Youngstown, Ohio and all their associated cable channels. Also the Come Alive program can be heard on WJEE 90.9 FM Bolivar, Ohio and WJDD 90.1 FM Carrollton, Ohio on Sunday 8:30 PM and Monday through Friday at 2:30 PM.
Schedule permitting, Rev. Blakeman is available to speak anywhere in the country. For more information call the ministry at 234-759-3419 or write to Blakeman Ministries P.O. Box 364 North Lima, Ohio 44452.