Pastor Ben Markwardt and Michelle

Pastor Ben Markwardt and Michelle

Kids' Pastor

Pastor Ben has been the Kids’ Pastor at The AG Church in Willmar since August 2012. He studied Children and Family Ministries at North Central University where he also met his wife Michelle. They have two boys, Matthew and Jeremiah. 

Fun fact about Ben: He loves playing board games!

Pastor Ben's One-Minute Witness:

"There was a time in my life when I always did what seemed best to me. Even though I had grown up going to church every week, God wasn’t a part of my everyday life.

"I got to a point where nothing I did seemed to fill my emptiness. That’s when I decided that I needed to do the things I had been learning since I was a little kid, so I made Jesus my boss once and for all.

"Since I’ve made that decision, I’ve been able to live in confidence knowing that I’m doing exactly what God created me to do.

"If I had never met Jesus I would still be living an empty life doing the things that I think are best instead of doing what God has called me to do."

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