Dr. Samuel James Blakely is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He also holds ordained credentials in the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. In addition to this, he has been the pastor of 2 independent churches. He has served as senior pastor of churches in Michigan, Ohio Florida and Virginia and has been an evangelist, doing revivals in several churches in these states and also in West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Dr. Blakely holds degrees of ThD, DRE, MRE, Bachelor of Religious Education and Bachelor of Biblical Studies. Dr. Blakely was saved in the Alpena MI Church of the Nazarene on March 10, 1968 and was called to preach in the early morning hours of March 11, 1968. God laid it upon his heart to write a series of 28 Bible studies called "The Workbook, A Basic Look in the Grand Old Book." Through sincere prayer, he devised a simple Bible study plan using the Authorized King James version of the Bible. It is his desire for everyone to become more familiar with God's written Word and glean a deeper understanding of the Bible by searching the scriptures and filling in the blanks in accordance with the promis of Jesus, found in John 3:29.