Ben graduated from Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor’s in Theology – New Testament and a Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry – Preaching. Ben felt the call to ministry when he was a junior in high school. It was under the influence of his youth minister, as well as the influence of the scriptures, that Ben felt called. Ben considers Ezekiel 2:1-8 to be a central text in his calling for ministry. Ben has previously served as Youth Minister at Community Christian Church of Nevada, MO, where he was youth minister for three years.
Ben grew up going to church, after his father, Brady, became a Christian when Ben was only two years old. Ben’s earliest memories are of Sunday school. When Ben was in middle school and high school, he spent some time running away from God, but found Him again when he began a mentoring relationship with his youth minister, Steve. It is because of the influence of this relationship that Ben wants to minister to teens, with the hope that they wouldn’t run away during this formative time in their life, but that their relationship with Christ would thrive.
Ben would love to get to know your teen! He, and the church, are excited to offer youth group on Wednesday nights from 6-8 PM. Ben is also always planning events, and is excited to get every teen in the church involved in youth group activities.