Ben was born and raised in Philadelphia. He attended Temple University before being called to the ministry and then attended and graduated from Pensacola Christian College (Pensacola,FL – Graduate of Practical Theology – Youth/Pastoral Emphasis 1999). He served as youth pastor at Macon Road Baptist Church in Tennessee before accepting the call to be youth pastor at Lawndale in the spring of 2001. In addition to his responsibilities as Youth Pastor he is the athletic director of Esperanza Academy, a junior high and senior high charter school in North Philadelphia, which he views as a major mission field.
Ben and his wife Beth are proud parents of four beautiful children, Benny, Nathan, Gavin, and Addison. Ben desires that the Lord will become the center of the youth group and that the teens will grow closer to Him. One of his favorite verses is Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”