Bendix Balke was born in Detmold (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1966. After studying theology in Marburg, Buenos Aires and Heidelberg, he did his vicariate in Erfurt (Thuringia). As a pastor of the regional church of Lippe, he worked in worldwide ecumenism. From 2011 to 2016, he was pastor of an intercultural congregation in Frankfurt/Main .

From 2018 to 2021, he was a consultant for international congregations in the Church Office of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). During this time, he developed websites on international congregations, intercultural congregations and worship material on migration .

Bendix Balke works part-time as a coach, organisation developer and intercultural trainer .