A Short Biography
I am a sinner saved by God’s free gift of grace in Christ Jesus, our Lord. One of my desires in ministry is to fulfill 1 Peter 4:10 which states, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” I hope to use what God has graciously given me to serve His kingdom, specifically by pointing people to His greatness and calling for us to respond to Him in faith, repentance, and praise. I also hope to give members here the opportunity to use their gifts in service.
I moved to Gulfport in May 2005 to work at Bayou View Baptist as leader of the music ministry. My wife, Samantha, and I were married on November 19 of the same year. I love her and hope to be the husband that Ephesians 5:25 calls me to be. We welcomed our first son, Elliot James Benson, into the world on June 19, 2012. If you are looking for a great church home, we have found one here and I believe you and your family will find the same.