The Blazing Center is the brainchild of Stephen Altrogge. The regular authors are:

Stephen Altrogge

stephenI’m married to Jen, and I have three kids. I know a lot about Star Wars, and I live in a van down by the river. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. I’ve also written a number of books, which people seem to like. You can get them all right here!


Mark Altrogge

markI’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I’ve written a lot of worship songs, most of which you can find here. I also like to paint, and you can get my paintings here. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter.


Barnabas Piper

barnabasI am married to Lesley and we have two daughters, Grace and Dianne. Being a dad and having a full time job means I don’t really have time for hobbies, but what time I do have is spent reading, writing, or watching sports. I’m the author of The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity and Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of FaithYou can also follow me on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram. To book Barnabas as a speaker please contact Outreach Speakers at or 866.400.2036.


Josh Blount

joshMy wife Anna, son Elliot, and I live in the little town of Franklin, WV. I’m a pastor. I have a degree in wildlife biology, which is useful for pastoring (actually, no). I like books, nature photography, working out, and being with my family. In a previous life I was William Wallace.