Ben spent thirty-four years in El Paso in far West Texas. Since completing his degree in Religious Education from Prairie Bible Institute, he worked as a missionary specializing in children’s evangelism and discipleship for twenty-six years, served as pastor-teacher at Grace Bible Fellowship for nineteen years, and completed a one-year church planting residency at Redemption Bible Church.
Ben is married to his favorite person, Marcia, and together they have six children and seven grandchildren. Besides spending time with their grown kids and young grandkids, Ben and Marcia enjoy hanging out, working out, and having people over. They are excited to explore the many delights of Austin and the Hill Country in the coming years.
Through two decades of being in pastoral leadership, Ben’s love for God’s Word and God’s people has grown significantly. As lead pastor of Living Hope Bible Church, he is excited to be a part of what God is doing in greater south Austin.
One of his favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 4:5, “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”