Messiah United Methodist Church is a growing, energetic church based in Glen Burnie, Maryland. At Messiah UMC, we focus on tangible ways that faith impacts your life with a practical, impactful theology. 

Messiah UMC might be for you if:

  • You're looking for practical, open-minded theology that is grounded in the Word

  • You're looking for an energetic worship service and sermons that are relevant to your life

  • You're looking for a place where you can make a difference

  • You want to team up with a community of people who are transforming their local area

  • You're looking for a church community where connections are personal and you won't get lost in the crowd.


Ben’s passion as a minister is first and foremost to inspire people to connect with God in their daily lives. Whether it is through relatable preaching on relevant issues, creating imaginative worship experiences, or during pastoral care encounters, Ben helps people to understand the tangible ways their faith impacts their life.

Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management (with an emphasis on Human Resources) from Stephen F. Austin State University. He achieved his Master of Divinity from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Raised in Texas, Ben served as a youth minister at University Park UMC in the Dallas area for four years. He also served in two churches in rural Texas, using his gifts to help small congregations grow and flourish. Before relocating to Maryland in 2018 he pastored Archer City FUMC, where he almost doubled attendance, established a robust youth group and small group program, and raised significant funds for capital improvements.


Ben moved with his two sons to Maryland in 2018 to marry his wife, Beth. A self-proclaimed history nerd, he enjoys exploring the many historical sites the region has to offer. Ben holds a brown belt in judo and aikido martial arts, and enjoys travel and reading business related books and applying them to ministry contexts.

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