Ben King grew up on a farm in Northwest, MO - more specifically Grant City, MO. He gave his life to Christ during Vacation Bible School when he was 8 years old. Ben’s love and passion for the Lord and his people are a daily reminder of Christ’s love for the church. He has been married to his wife, Marie, for 12 years. Together they have 3 children they adopted from the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Ben King holds an Associate Degree in Computer Technology from Vatterott College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Management (Non-Profit focus) from Lasell College. He was licensed into ministry May 22, 2011.
Ben King has been in ministry since giving his life to Christ and has been in full-time ministry since 2001; he has served when the Lord led throughout a variety of ministries. From Sunday School teacher to Pastor, Ben has been involved with almost every church ministry. Ben has been a camp director, filled in for Pulpit Supply, a Family and Education Pastor, a Worship Leader, a Youth Minister, a Children’s Director, and a Children’s Pastor. Ben has also worked for City Union Mission meeting the needs of the most vulnerable homeless men, women, and children in Kansas City. Ben and Marie have a special heart calling for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. Before they were married Ben was a Youth Specialist at the Byrne Campus in Peculiar. After they were married and became foster parents in 2016, the Lord led them to Therapeutic Foster Care in 2017 with the Byrne Campus. The opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus with the children and teens God brought through our home has been nothing short of a challenging, yet humbling experience that continues to grow our faith and show us more of God’s unfailing love every day. Ben and his wife Marie have a heart for taking care of those in need, especially children and teens. For years, our ministry has been found in meeting people where they are at, sharing Jesus with them, and loving on those people God has placed in our lives - and it continues to be.