Ben was “born into ministry” as his father is a preacher. At the age of 7 he realized “this is real,” which led him to accept Jesus. As a freshman his father, a local pastor, pointed him to the Seekers meetings, but he soon realized that Seekers had what his friends needed. “New York is a city with many spiritual needs and I have seen them in all four years of high school. Ever since I joined freshman year, my heart has ached for my fellow classmates around me…my school needs Jesus. It is very clear and now it is a goal of mine to show God’s love to the whole school.” Ben attends Calvary Chapel in Staten Island.