Responsible for leadership and oversight of Student Ministries, both Middle and High School, including teaching, preaching and counseling. Dedicated to equipping and affirming parents in their efforts to disciple their children.
Ben Tyler, Pastor of Student and Family Ministries
Pastor Ben Tyler grew up in a Christian home in a Chicago suburb. He came to Christ while in high school and became convinced God was leading him into ministry while studying engineering at the University of Illinois - Chicago. Ben attended Moody Bible Institute from August 2007 to May 2011, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry. Ben has a strong desire to impact the next generation of students by coming alongside parents to best equip students to be fully devoted followers of Christ.
Ben loves to laugh and have fun and feels it is important to integrate times of fun and laughter into his ministry. He believes God intentionally created all of humanity with the capacity to laugh, and while youth ministry should not be about making students smile and attend youth group because it's "cool", the times of fun are valuable opportunities for students to learn about each other.
Ben and his wife, Kim, have been married since 2010, and have two children: Asher and Nora. Both Ben and Kim grew up with fathers that labored in pastoral ministry, and they are humbled that God would call them to serve in this capacity.
In his spare time, Ben loves spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, photography, listening to music, playing guitar, reading, fishing, and snowboarding.
Phone: 815 874-6806 Ext. 232