About Us

Meet the Leaders

Pastor Ben grew up in Fremont, IN and has lived in the Midwest for much of his life.  He is a graduate of both Cedarville University and Grace Theological Seminary. 

He accepted the call to serve as the Senior Pastor here at First Baptist in January of 2021.  He and the love of his life, Misty, were married in May of 1994, the same year he began his first ministry.  They have been blessed with seven children, three boys and four girls.  Ben loves God, his family, and his church family.  He enjoys preaching and teaching God’s Word, discipling and mentoring others in ministry, providing Biblical counseling, and just spending time with fellow believers.  In their free time, Ben and his family most enjoy game or movie nights, a day at the lake, hunting for old treasures and needs at garage sales and auctions, and just being together, enjoying the blessing of each other.   

Deacons: Mark Fast, Mike Keysor, John Ridenour 


Mission & Values

We exist to Glorify God by reproducing Christ-followers who Love God whole heartedly, Live Out His Lord, and Light Up His World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I Am New

Have questions? We have answers! 

Got Hope?

 Through faith in Christ alone, you can be saved from sin’s penalty.