Ben grew up in East Tennessee before moving to Middle Tennessee for Middle and High School. It was there Ben and his family helped plant a church, The Bridge Church, in Spring Hill, TN, and was called to ministry in High School. Ben received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and is currently engaged in seminary online through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ben first served as the Student Minister at the church his family helped plant after college for two years before spending a year as a Minister in Residence at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN with a focus on Student Ministry (2016). Ben served as the Franklin Campus Student Pastor of Biltmore Church, based in Asheville, NC, for four years (2017-2021) before coming to Grace Baptist Church as the Outreach pastor in 2021. Ben loves spending time with his wife, Mackenzie, his four children, Micah, Caleb, Ivy, Luke, and his dog, Zoe. Ben is an avid sports fan, but mostly enjoys spending time with people.
The Adult Ministries at our church provide many opportunities for discipleship. The core of adult discipleship is our Small Group ministry. There are over 25 adult small groups for couples, men, and women that meet on Saturday, Sunday, and during the week. The Coffee Corner brings opportunities to meet friends and make new ones, whether before or after small group time or during other GBC classes and events. The Joyful Bunch, our senior adult ministry, meets on the GBC campus most Tuesdays from 10:30am to noon for fellowship, Bible study & prayer. The Precept ministry uses an inductive study method so people can discover the truth about God’s Word themselves. New Life adult discipleship classes are short-term classes that are offered to help us grow in our relationship with God. For more information on these ministries and who to contact if you have questions, see below.