Ben is a catalytic leader and strategic thinker with over 25 years of effective ministry experience. Ben is passionate about the local church and helping churches create successful resource strategies that make vision a reality in churches. He draws on his gifts in leadership, administration, and strategic planning to help churches reach their God-given potential and vision.
Ben also serves as the Lead Pastor of Timberlake Church in Redmond, WA. Timberlake has gone from a declining church to a fast-growing multi-ethnic, multisite church with more than 3000 in weekend attendance. Prior to coming to Timberlake Church, Ben served as Co-Pastor of Eastlake Church in Chula Vista, CA. During Ben's time at Eastlake, they grew from 1,000 to over 5,000 in weekend attendance.
Ben has taught at Northwest University, Rockbridge Seminary, and serves on the Pastoral Advisory Board of Southeastern University.
He also holds both a Masters and Doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Ben has been married to his wife Terri for 24 years and is most proud of his two daughters who love and serve Jesus.