Introducing: Ben Akers…our New Director of Student Ministries!
It was our joy to announce during Vision Night (click here to hear the audio) that Ben Akers has accepted our call to be the next Director of Student Ministries at Grace! At the end of March, Ben will finish his internship at Pleasant Valley Community Church (Owensboro, KY), with an anticipated arrival to Grace some time in April.
Ben graduated from Boyce College in 2018, with a degree in Family Ministries (Youth Focus). Upon graduating, he became the Student Ministry Assistant at PVCC (a fellow Sojourn Network Church). Ben has always had a passion for student ministry due to the impact youth ministry had on him. Ben shows a strong passion for the Word of God as well, and you can hear a bit of his heart for students to know the Word from a recent lesson he taught (click here to hear Ben’s lesson).
Ben married Amanda a little over two years ago and their daughter Paxton was born just over two months ago. Amanda is originally from Owensboro (thus bringing Ben to the area) and works as a metallurgist, while also volunteering at the church. They also have two dogs, Deacon and Tozer. They also cheer for the Toronto Raptors, which for the life of us, we can’t figure out why!
Pray for the Akers as they begin this transition. They will be looking for housing, as well as Amanda will be looking for employment in her field. We’ll be sure to point them out if they are up in the area for a visit before their full-time arrival in April and are also looking at some creative ways to help us get to know them better even before their arrival.