Pastor Ben was born and raised in Grand Haven, Michigan, and attended Tennessee Temple University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
He finished his Master of Divinity with Liberty Theological Seminary in December of 2012, and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree with Grace Theological Seminary in 2016.
Pastor Ben was called to preach in 2000 while attending Lupton Drive Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was ordained to the ministry in that church. He has served at Sara Bay Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida, Griffith Creek Baptist Church in Alderson, West Virginia, and First Baptist Church of Bremen, Indiana. He came to Eastlake in April of 2017.
Pastor Ben and his wife Lori have four children.
Visit Pastor Ben’s personal website and blog: www.benhammond.org