Having served in the British Army for nearly ten years, Ben encountered God afresh seventeen years ago and began the long journey of transformation. His first taste of Christian ministry was whilst teaching orphans in South India, subsequently leading to working with his wife in northern Bangladesh helping to establish employment for those at risk of becoming involved in child trafficking. On their return they led a Missional Community working amongst British muslims, leading eventually to ordination as Baptist Minister and pastoral ministry in a church in south Sheffield, UK.
After leaving church ministry he began to follow his heart to see set people free from the pain and trauma from war, terror and other forms of oppression, working for a UK-based overseas charity that ministers in post conflict nations. During this time he worked with young men in prisons, women who have been victims of rape as a weapon of war and victims of famine and earthquake. In 2018 Ben, his wife Nicole and their four children answered God’s call to move down to Cornwall to investigate what The Lord had laid out for them to do They are currently enjoying village life (very different from living in big city), and are enjoying being back in the Anglican fold from whence they came many years ago.
Ben & Nicole are both passionate about the seeing the most poor, vulnerable and broken of society encountering the love of Jesus; simply those that Jesus went to first. They believe in a simple, inclusive Gospel and a church without walls.