Meet Pastor Ben Bolin
Benjamin was born the third of eight children and grew up in a house filled with the love of God and the love of music. He trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of five and at the age of twelve was called into full time Christian ministry.
Benjamin graduated in 2005 from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. He was the recipient of the Music Honor Award as well as the President’s Award for servant leadership on campus. In 2010, he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Theology in Pastoral Leadership. Upon graduation, he received the H.A Ironsides Expository Preaching Award, given to the student who is deemed by the faculty to be the most proficient preacher in his class. He also received the Fred C. Lincoln Award in Christian Service.
Benjamin has a heart for missions and the spreading of the Gospel throughout the world. His love and passion for the Gospel has burdened him to lead mission teams all over the world. It was while leading a team on a mission trip to Vladivostok, Russia that Ben would meet the love of his life and future wife Julie. She was serving as a missionary in Russia when God allowed their paths to cross. Ben likes to tell their story and how God’s hand was truly involved in their entire relationship. He jokingly tells people that he “searched to the ends of the earth to find her”. Ben and Julie were married on October 22, 2011.
Ben and Julie are blessed with two children. Don Edward (2 years old) loves to stack blocks and tear them down. Bennie (not yet one) loves to laugh and roll over.
There are two rules that Benjamin lives by in life that he inherited from his father: Do what is right, and have a great time. Ben loves to read, watch and play sports, and spend time with his family. He has written music and sings with two of his brothers in a southern gospel trio. Most importantly, he loves wrestling with Don Edward and Bennie on the floor of their living room.
Ben has a passion for the glory of God to be seen through the Body of Christ. He believes that there is no greater avenue to reach the world than the local church. It is Ben’s love and passion for Jesus Christ and the local church that propels him in shepherding, preaching, teaching, counseling, evangelizing, singing, and living for the Glory of God.