Ben Ruhl - Lead Pastor
Ben grew up in Houston, Texas and started following Christ at a young age. After graduating from high school, Ben spent a year studying the Bible overseas before returning to attend Moody Bible Institute where he met his wife, Olivia. Ben and Olivia both graduated from Moody in 2013, Ben with a BA in Bible and Counseling and Olivia with a BA in Women's ministry. Both went on to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where they graduated in 2017, Ben with a Masters of Divinity and Olivia with a Masters of Religion.
While studying at Gordon-Conwell, it became increasingly clear that the Lord was leading them to take part in local church ministry within New England. Ben, Olivia, and their daughter Davie are excited to see how the Lord will continue to move in BeFree, Alton, and the surrounding Lakes Region.
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