Pastor Ben Kimmell began providing pulpit supply at Calvary in October, 2009. He is the grandson of founding member Lena Murphy. Ben and his family relocated to Perry in December of 2008 after he completed a Master of Divinity with Specialization in Christian Thought at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was called as interim pastor in 2010, and as Pastor at Calvary in the Spring of 2011. Ben has been married to his lovely wife, Anna, since 2000. Together they have three children - Jeremiah, Lena, and Luke.
Pastor Ben is a full-time graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Florida State University where he received a Master of Arts in Philosophy in May 2011 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate researching the problem of human freedom and divine foreknowledge.
Pastor Ben desires to make the name and cosmic glory of Christ known and worshipped among all the nations of the earth through biblical exposition, cultural apologetics, evangelism, and missions.
Prior to rejoining the fellowship at Calvary, Ben served as the Associate Pastor at Williams Boulevard Baptist Church in Kenner, LA.
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