- SENIOR PASTOR
Todd and Denise have served at Bennington Bible Church since July of 2001. Todd is the primary preaching and teaching pastor at BBC.
Todd graduated from Pillsbury College in Owatonna, MN with a degree in youth ministry. He then attended Moody Graduate School (Moody Bible Institute) where he studied pastoral ministries. After college he was a youth pastor in Elgin, IL (1991-1997) and Tacoma, WA (1997-2000).
Todd and Denise married in 1989 and have three grown children, two of which are married. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching baseball. In his spare time he works on restoring his home and someday hopes to return to restoring cars as he did when he was younger.
Todd is an avid reader and especially enjoys books by A.W. Tozer, Mark Buchanan, Eric Metaxas, Chuck Swindoll, and Max Lucado. His "go-to" book is The Pursuit of God by Tozer. He also enjoys history and reading biographies.
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- executive PASTOR
Todd and Melissa have been serving at Bennington Bible Church since 2015. "TJ" leads the music team and also serves as church administrator.
Todd graduated from Bethany College in 2002 with a B.A. in Communication and then received his M.A. in Youth & Young Adult Ministry from Southwestern College in 2007.
Todd and Melissa married in 2006 and served in youth ministry in Salina, KS for seven years prior to taking a job at the Pregnancy Service Center, a pro-life pregnancy resource center, in Salina for three years. After moving to Minneapolis, KS in 2014 the pastoral position opened up at BBC and led to Todd's hiring.
They currently have two children and are in the process of applying for adoption. Todd enjoys playing guitar, being outdoors, deer hunting, trips to Colorado, and helping others find freedom in Christ. He also greatly enjoys coffee, reading anything by John Eldredge, and smelling manly candles.
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- family pastor
Jerid and his wife Kelly were married at Bennington Bible Church in 2003, and have continued to attend since moving back to Minneapolis in 2012. Jerid has served as Family Pastor (Champion and point person for marriage and family) at BBC since May 2019.
Jerid graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Secondary Education Mathematics. He taught math at both the junior high and high school levels for ten years assisting in leadership of Fellowship of Christian Athletes during that time.
Jerid’s favorite way to spend his free time is with his wife Kelly and two sons. This typically includes camping, faith talks, playing Monopoly, watching NFL football and Kansas Jayhawk basketball, as well as date nights out for dinner and Wal-Mart with Kelly.
In his spare time Jerid likes collecting and selling football cards, enjoying good music, building community with other believers, and sharing Truth with students through FCA.
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CAROLYN UNDERWOOD - SEcretary
Carolyn has served as the church secretary at Bennington Bible Church since 2005. She began attending BBC during the "downtown bar" years prior to the new building construction.
Carolyn's favorite reads include the Bible, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala, books written by Janet Oke, and The Home at Bickford series by Jan Koran.
Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family.
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