Originally from Cisne, Illinois, Ben has grown to love the community and tight-knit relationships that come with living in Southern Illinois. He began as the Lead Minister at Red Brush in August of 2022. Prior to that, he spent the previous 8 years in ministry as a campus minister and senior high minister. Ben’s passion in ministry lies in teaching people the Bible and helping them see the greatness and grace of Jesus Christ, while growing in their relationship with Him.
Ben is married to his wife of 10 years, Janell. They have four children, Bella, Beckett, Bennett, and Baker (who constantly get called the wrong names!) In his (very limited) free time, he enjoys playing golf, hunting, and is a HUGE Illinois Fighting Illini fan. Ben also enjoys pushing his limits mentally and physically in things like 24-hour endurance events, eating crazy foods, and bungee jumping. Next on the list: skydiving!