Our goal is to offer a place for students to come together and learn that they are not alone and that there is a God who not only loves them but will always be there for them. We teach Biblical messages on topics that are relevant to the students' lives. Our team of adult volunteers love students, listen to them and enjoy spending time with them. We want to encourage students to pursue a stronger relationship with God, and learn to follow His plan for their lives.
Ben joined the Oakwood team in March of 2019 as Youth Pastor. His passion is to make disciples of the next generation and see the lives of students transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. Ben earned a B.S. in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Ministry from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has devoted the last five years to learning and developing the skills necessary to minister to students and families in a variety of contexts. He enjoys video production, going to the gym, and watching a good movie.