Pastor Robert Blakes

Pastor Robert Blakes bust sculpture commission is in memory of Bishop Blakes, better known as “Prophet,” who presided over a congregation that grew to what New Home Ministries called “a family of churches” in the New Orleans area, Baton Rouge, Hammond and Houston. Bishop Blakes’ ministry spanned 48 years in which he influenced many people, said his friend, the Rev. Dale Sanders, pastor of Fifth African Baptist Church. “He was a man who spoke truth to power,” Rev. Sanders said. “He was a man who stood for the people and stood with the people.”

Pastor Robert Blakes, Sr. Bust Sculpture Commission, 2014 – Select Images
Commissioned by New Home Ministries Church