Growing up in a pastor’s home, Ben has seen how ministry plays out in life since his birth. Ben was constantly encouraged and challenged in his faith by his parents and other influential people in his life. It wasn’t until college, though, that he would surrender the call to full-time, vocational ministry. Since then, Ben has found pure joy in serving Jesus Christ through the local church.
While on a mission trip in 2008, Ben met the woman that would change his life forever, Kaylee Ray. Not too long after this trip, Kaylee and Ben were married in July 2013. Since then, they have served in three churches in two states. In addition to being married in 2013, Ben and Kaylee now have two sons, Beckett and Haddon.
Ben graduated from Welch College with a Bachelor of Science in Theological Studies in December 2017, and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the Pastor at Arbor Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Hoxie, AR and has been there since September 2018.
When Ben is not in the office, his hobbies include playing golf, writing, and spending time with Kaylee, Beckett, and Haddon.
If you would like to contact Ben, you can email him here.
Dustin is an Alabama native who currently lives in Antioch, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral ministry in 2016. After he completed his studies at Welch College, Dustin spent ten weeks as a summer intern in South Georgia where he applied his education in a local church. That internship afforded Dustin opportunities to preach regularly and assist the pastor with various member care and administrative tasks. Following his internship in Georgia, Dustin moved to New Orleans where he began pursuing a Master of Divinity in Expository Preaching. Dustin moved to Indiana where he served as pastor for a season and continued his theological training remotely. Providence recently moved him back to Nashville, where he continues his theological education in the School of Divinity at Welch College.
Dustin serves as connections pastor at Rejoice Antioch.
Dustin enjoys meaningful conversations about theology and ministry and loves a good cup of coffee. His favorite pastor in church history is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who embodied what it meant to be a sold-out disciple of Jesus and pastor. His favorite Old Testament book is Deuteronomy, and his favorite New Testament book is Colossians.
Originally from Middle Tennessee, Matt is married to Lee Ann and together they have three children, Aaron, Sarah, and Ryan. Matt is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served 8 years (including a tour in the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom, post 9/11). After enlistment, Matt enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business.
After a few years of pastoral ministry, Matt felt the need to further his education so that he could better serve the church. In 2016, Matt enrolled in graduate studies at Welch College. After 3 years, Matt earned his master’s degree in theology and ministry.
Since April 2013, Matt has served three Free Will Baptist churches. He is currently the pastor of Harper Road Free Will Baptist where he serves full time. Matt loves theology and discussing it with anyone who will listen.
In his free time, Matt enjoys being with his family, watching classic western movies, kayaking and fishing, and is a huge WWII buff.
By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer.J. C. Ryle
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.C.S. Lewis