Because we are a movement for ALL people, we are partners in reaching your friends and neighbors with the hope of the Gospel. We will plant the Gospel and help you reach your friends and family by providing identical worship and NewGen experiences in the Mandarin neighborhood!
On January 8, 2017, we launched The Church of Eleven22 in Mandarin at 4911 Losco Road in Jacksonville. Pastor Ben Phillips is the campus pastor who will seek to create an environment where ALL people feel welcome. Services offer live worship, an identical Kids Experience and the same teaching from Pastor Joby. Think one church in multiple locations.
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PASTOR BEN PHILLIPS
Ben grew up in Minnesota as the 4th of 9 children born to first generation believers who met Jesus in college through Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU). Ben surrendered his life to Jesus at the age of five. His calling to the local church began unfolding when he was 16. Ben earned his bachelors degree in Christian Education and Bible from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul and his Masters in Theology from Liberty University. Pastor Ben has been leading in the church for over 10 years. Ben has served in churches of all sizes from 300 - 14,000 in youth ministry, family ministry, adult spiritual formation, and speaking at camps and conferences. His passion is helping people come to a true understanding of the Gospel, particularly that we can run TO God and not FROM Him when we sin, that He welcomes us at our worst, and we don't have to "clean ourselves up" before approaching Him because of Jesus Christ. He enjoys developing leaders to discover and deepen their strengths, talents, and gifts.
Ben and his wife, Anika, initially became friends when they served together on a youth mission trip and later dated long-distance for three years before marrying in 2008. They have two sons, Lochlan Jude and Ransom Ever, who keep them busy and laughing. They enjoy adventures, food, and entertaining. Ben enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and is a huge football fan (Vikings and Georgia – Go Dawgs).
From left to right: Trey Curry (Associate Minister), Ben Phillips (Campus Pastor), and Phillip Townsend (Worship Leader).