Wife: Judith

Children: Sean (CCS ’34) & Annabelle (CCS ’36)

Education: Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance), University of Georgia; Masters of Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary; Doctorate of Educational Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Profession: Lead Executive Pastor, Center Pointe Christian Church

Strengths Ben brings to the board: Ben has held various leadership roles in churches including Grace Baptist which is the parent organization of Grace Baptist Academy in Chattanooga. His background in nonprofits, church, and educational leadership serves CCS, particularly in the areas of finance, facilities, organizational structure, and vision. The community feel of CCS drew his family to the school and he desires to help the school grow without losing the connections. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, hitting the trails on foot, on a bike, or in the Jeep, watching UGA football, and just about anything involving fast cars.

Personal testimony: I was blessed to be raised by Christian parents. At a young age during our Good Friday reading, I realized Jesus’ atonement was meant for my sin and I wanted to be with him eternally, so I told my parents who led me to trust Jesus for salvation. Certainly, life has been a process of sanctification with plenty of rebellious times, but I could never be comfortable walking in sin because the Holy Spirit indwells me! Through Scripture and many great influences throughout my life, he has continued his work on me. Part of the work was the call to ministry which became firmer as a high school student during a prayer conference. Since then, through mentors, education, and experience, God has honed me for his plans for my life and helped me understand more about where I fit in his plans.