Ben began attending Grace Church in 1997 just before beginning high school. After graduating from Leon High School, he became a student at Florida State University. During his time at Florida State, he began a two year internship in youth ministry at Grace Church through XL Ministries. In June of 2004 he married Beth. After graduating from Florida State with a degree in Communication and finishing his internship, he and his wife moved to Louisville, Kentucky for him to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated from Southern in May 2009 with a Master of Divinity. In June of 2009, he became the College and Administrative Pastor at Grace Church. He and Beth have two sons: David and Peter.