Ben grew up in upstate New York where he heard the gospel and was brought to life in Christ at age fourteen. After high school he attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology in 2005. During his senior year of college Ben began serving Tunkhannock Baptist Church as Youth Pastor. It was during this time that Ben married his wife Sara and began working within the field of mental health. Four years later he received his Master’s of Science in Christian Counseling from Baptist Bible College and now works as a Licensed Professional Counselor at a crisis center. He and his wife joined FBC in 2011 and have enjoyed serving within the children, youth and urban ministries of the church.