Pastor Ben and Lola Carlson

     Lead Pastor & Worship Leader


Jared and Whitney's goal is to provide students with a foundational understanding of the Gospel and equip them with the tools they need to be a light to their generation. Their desire for Crave Student Ministries is to create an atmosphere of community and discipleship while building a biblical foundation for the youth that will last beyond their teenage years. Jared and Whitney enjoy spending time with their family, friends, and their cats. You will also see Jared slapping the bass on Sunday mornings and possibly slapping a few other instruments or the soundboard as well.  Whitney is a graduate of Harvest Bible College and Jared is currently a student at INSTE Bible College. 

Jared & Whitney Brown

     Youth Directors 

Pastor Ben has been in ministry for 17 years and has been a senior pastor for the last 5. Ben has a heart for the hopeless to find hope and the weak to find strength. He believes that everyone has a purpose to live and that we have an opportunity to create a place for you to live that purpose. When Ben is not working for the church you can find him working for the region or traveling with his family or doing something outdoors. He enjoys riding his bicycle, hiking and walks with his family. 



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