Benny has lived in Colorado since 2007 and loves its beauty and adventure. He has been married since August of 1995 to his best friend Lisa. They have two children, Alyssa and Eli, who bring a joy that is untouchable. He has a Bible and Theology degree and has been a pastor since starting a new church in 1998 in his home state of Ohio. He has served in small and large capacities in small and large churches, serving in various staff roles, including senior pastor. He has also served as chaplain with a fire department, a wildland fire team, a sheriff office, and a search and rescue team. He is a veteran of the Navy serving with both Marines and Special Operations during war and in peace. He has many experiences and adventures of watching God bring people to him—being a part of leaving the 99 to find the one—being a worker to bring in the harvest. His biggest motivator is to see someone come to Christ and to become real to the way God made them.