My name is Benjamin Block.
I’m a speaker, podcaster, and creative; working to call crowds toward courage & doing my best to spread hope in the world.
I’m soon to marry the coolest woman on planet earth, Sydney Garcia. We love doing life together. I live in San Marcos, Texas. I love our city! We are smack dab between Austin & San Antonio.
Thanks so much for stopping by to find out more about me! If you’re here, I’m assuming you want some background & details… here you go!
I grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. From a young age, I was drawn towards leadership, creativity, & performance. I would direct shows in my grandparents' basement, turning their cold floor into my first stage. As I got older these passions of mine took a variety of shapes.
In High School, I directed a benefit concert that we called “AFROCKA”(Africa + Rock Music = AFROCKA). Through 6 concerts we raised over $35,000 for school & water projects in East Africa.
Following High School, I spent two years with a program called Focus One(Formerly Rockford Masters Commission, now called City First Leadership College), at City First Church in Rockford, Illinois. It was at this time that I began to own my crafts as both a communicator and musician, having opportunities to travel and speak as well as lead worship consistently.
At the end of my time in Rockford, I was given the opportunity to move to San Marcos, Texas to help start a church from scratch. Eikon Church began in a living room with 12 people back in 2012 and has since grown to over 600 in attendance for weekend services. I am thrilled to have served as Creative Arts Pastor for five years and to still be part of the teaching team.
The last several years, I’ve been fortunate to speak to a variety of audiences. Churches, schools, retreats, and other events. I also host “The Trailhead Podcast” with 90+ episodes and over 17,000 downloads. I’ve spoken to audiences of just a handful and auditoriums filled with people. My passion regardless of the size of the room is always to call people toward their next right step and to move people into a path of purpose and calling.
I work hard; I’m incredibly passionate about all I do. I speak from my heart and genuinely want to help people live courageously.
Currently I travel and speak at churches, conferences, schools and other events. Plus, I host “The Trailhead Podcast” to help people get started in their leadership and creative ventures.