Ben committed his life to Jesus when he was 7 years old in 1982. He grew up in a Christian home attending church. After high school, Ben attended Cedarville University. While there, he had some extraordinary adventures. He spent one summer in Jamaica working with deaf kids as a camp counselor, and he spent another summer teaching English in Beijing, China. After Cedarville, Ben attended Baptist Bible Seminary with a focus in church planting. In 1997, while in seminary, Ben met his wife, Shendra, and 9 months later they got married. Later, they started a church plant in Blacklick, Ohio where Ben served as Lead Pastor. In 2010, Ben and Shendra (and their 3 children) were called to serve as missionaries in China for 2 1/2 years. They added to the family by adopting a boy from China. Now, they are excited to serve as part of the launch team/leadership team for Lifepoint Marion.
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