An ordained minister in process of transfer in The Wesleyan Church, Ben Espinoza serves as College Pastor at Faith Church in Lansing, Michigan. Ben previously served as Pastor of Covenant Church, a vibrant missional congregation in Bowling Green, Ohio. Prior to working in ministry, Ben served as a National Recruiter at Asbury Theological Seminary in addition to working in institutional research and advancement for the seminary.
A PhD Candidate in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University (MSU), Ben currently serves as the senior associate editor of the Journal of Youth Ministry,on the board of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators, on the editorial board of D6: Family Ministry Journal, and as an area book review editor for Christian Education Journal. He is also a fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians.
In addition to his roles as a pastor and thought leader, Ben is also an accomplished author and speaker. He is the executive editor of Story, Formation, and Culture: From Theory to Practice in Ministry with Children (Pickwick, 2018), and is currently working on Theology and the Star Wars Universe with Rowman & Littlefield, in addition to a number of other pastoral and practical resources for the broader church.