Benjamin York

Guide Church, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Hilliard Ohio
Guide Church
May 16

About My Family

Ben was raised in a pastor's home with three brothers and one sister. He was saved at the age of 5 and surrendered to ministry his junior year of high school. He eventually felt the calling to be a pastor.
Ben graduated from Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Mo., in 2005. While there he met his wife, Ashley, and they were married in the summer of 2005. He served as a youth pastor in Florida and Oklahoma for the next six years. His father, Kent York, is a successful evangelist and founder of Ignite Ministries. Ben, Ashley and their three children live in Hilliard where Guide Church began October 30, 2012.

About My Church Plant

When Pastor Ben made the decision to plant a church in Columbus, Ohio, his two younger brothers, Caleb and Daniel, with their families felt God leading them to play major roles in Guide Church Baptist. Kevin Pena and his wife, Kari, of Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha, Okla., would also join the team to start this brand new exciting church. Guide Church now meets in a renovated warehouse and is planning to launch a second church in fall 2017 on the south side of Hilliard.

NAMB Church Planting

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For the supplies to start our second church. For the people in the south of Hilliard to come and visit our church and at least check it out. For the people of our church to STEP UP and be leaders or at least start serving.


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Fund ID: 6W1Q18-York,Benjamin