Leadership & Staff
Elder Ricardo entered this world on May 20, 1979. He was born to loving parents Clive and Jennifer Blake in the beautiful Island of Jamaica West indies. After living 18yrs in Jamaica, Ricardo migrated to the sunshine state of Florida in 1998. In the year 2001, Ricardo gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ at the 7th day international ministries. He served for 12yrs under the leadership and guidence of Pastor Felix McEwan. He served in several areas including the kitchen, transportation and assistant sabbath school teacher.
He relocated From west palm beach to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia in order to marry the love of his life, whom he had courted for a year. Ricardo married the beautiful Erica Allen in 2009. He became a member of Remnant C.O.G serving under Bishop H. Coward. Ricardo was directed by the Holy Spirit to join Rhema Word Christian Center. He was serving as an usher, director of the mens ministry, a board member and also as a preacher. In the year 2013 Elder Ricardo Blake was summons by God to walk into his caling Jeremiah 1: 5. Elder Blake accepted his calling, After a year Elder Ricardo Blake was ordained in the C.O.G 7th day as an Elder. Elder thought in his mind that was it, But the Lord had a plan for him. The Lord called him to be the shepherd Of Open Arms 7th day C.O.G International Ministries, Inc.