Ben grew up in Meredosia, IL, and, as a child, attended the Gospel Tabernacle on the south end of town where his dad and his grandpa both grew up in church. It was there that Ben learned to love God and the call to spend his life doing ministry began. As a teenager he crossed the Illinois River and headed to Chambersburg Christian Church for youth group. Through the love and commitment of some amazing ministers and sponsors, Ben was baptized and committed his life to full-time Christian service. He attended St. Louis Christian College and graduated with a degree in Preaching Ministry. While there, he met the love of his life, Jill, and they were married in the chapel at SLCC. Twenty-four plus years later, they enjoy life together with their 5 children, and now 2 sons-in-law, and 3 dogs to boot! Ben received 2 Master’s degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary’s Hargrove School of Adult and Graduate Studies and has served in ministry in Greenville, Kell, and Flora. He likes to golf, hang out at home, the Denver Broncos and if you ask him, will tell be glad to show you all of his new Chicago Cubs World Series gear and accessories!
Favorite Artists: Casting Crowns, Billy Joel, Mercy Me
Favorite Books: Any John Grisham book, the Killing Series
Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump, Hoosiers, Rocky 1, 2, 4 and Creed
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, Denver Broncos, Fighting Illini, Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball (Jill’s too)
Favorite T.V. Shows: Survivor, Sportscenter, The Walking Dead
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28-39
Kathy grew up in Parkersburg, Il where she attended the Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Kathy is a ERHS graduate and after high school she went to work at Champion in West Salem, Il.
Kathy met her husband David in 1975 in Olney.
They moved several times, lived in Newburg, IN. for ten years where they were very active in the Crossroads Christian Church.
In 1999 they moved to the Noble, Il. area to be closer to family.
Kathy was hired as the church secretary in 2008.
They have a daughter Rachel and a grandson Kainan.
Kathy enjoys her family, drawing, crocheting and camping
Matt grew up in Brownstown, IL where he attended the First Christian Church of Brownstown. He went to college at Millikin University and received a B.M. in Commercial Music. In his time at Millikin, he worked closely with an after school program at a local church and saw the Gospel at work in students from otherwise hopeless situations. In combination with this ministry, seeing the weak foundation of faith many college students possessed led to Matt's call to youth ministry and to Noble.
Favorite artists: Jeremy Camp, Vanessa Carlton, Relient K, Taylor Swift
Favorite books: The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Favorite movies: Avengers, Mean Girls, Space Jam
Favorite sports teams: Argentina National Fútbol, FC Barcelona, Wisconsin Badgers
Favorite T.V. shows: Boy Meets World, Castle, The Office, Psych
Favorite verse: Psalm 43