Dr. Ben Kimmell, grandson of charter Calvary member, Lena Murphy, began preaching at Calvary in October 2009. Pastor Ben graduated from The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008 (M.Div. Christian Thought) and received the Outstanding Student Award. Pastor Ben also graduated from the Florida State University earning a M.A. (2011) and Ph.D. (2017) in philosophy. His research interests have centered on divine command ethics as well as the problem of human freedom and divine foreknowledge.
Pastor Ben is a passionate expositor of God’s Word and is committed to declaring the unparalleled lordship of Jesus to the people of Perry and to the ends of the earth. He is devoted to the church as the body and bride of Christ, as well as God’s chosen instrument for both embodying and advancing God’s Kingdom of new creation. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Anna, since 2000 and they have six amazing children.