Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
The Mission of the Savior
First Sunday in Lent
Mark 1:35-39 [ESV]
And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.
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Pastor Ben is a 2005 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2012, and has served as a delegate to Synod in 2016.
As Pastor, Ben has a passion for preaching and teaching and has been at Riverside since April of 2013. On the personal side, Ben is an avid outdoorsmen, a loyal Detroit sports fan, and is married to his wife Ellie.
Pastor Ben seeks to preach and teach in an educational and engaging way that brings the deep truth of the Bible into our lives today for every generation.