Leadership & Staff

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Ben Woods

College Age Minister

Next Gen Team

Ben has been married to his most favorite gal in the world, Crystal, for 15 years, and they have three incredible kiddos: Ezra, Calla, and Lilah! Life for Team Woods is fast, full, and fun! Ben grew up in the small farming community of Palmyra, Illinois before attending Lincoln Christian College, where he graduated in 2001 with his B.A. in Bible and Family Life Ministry with an emphasis on counseling. Before joining the Northside family in 2012, Ben toured nationally for eight years in the music industry and served for three years as a campus minister at the University of Illinois. He has a heart for discipleship and loves the opportunity of learning the stories of people pursuing Jesus and helping them connect to Christ and community.