Ben Vegh – Lead Pastor

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Ben Vegh graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri in 1998. He began his ministry in Dayton, Ohio at Bethel Christian Assembly of God as the children’s pastor. Ben enjoyed over eight and one half years in fulfilling ministry there.  The Vegh’s moved their family to the Lakeshore in September of 2006 and Ben became the Lead Pastor at The Gateway Church.  Ben and Jessica are enjoying their roles in their current position.  They are excited to see people grow in their relationship with God and in their relationships with each other.

Pastor Ben and his wife Jessica have been married since 1996 and have two wonderful children. Their daughter, Raegan, is 15 years old and Logan, their son, is 11 years old.

Ben enjoys a variety of sports and riding motorcycles.  As a family, the Vegh’s enjoy traveling, biking, swimming, playing games and watching movies together.

Pete Benson – Youth Pastor

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Pete Benson graduated from Bible Training Institute in the spring of 2012 and has gone through a two year youth internship at a local church in Lansing, MI. He and his family came to The Gateway Church in the summer of 2012 and serves as the youth pastor. He has a love for students and enjoys working with them in the Lord, having fun and being a part of their lives. He and his wife are family oriented and come from two large families themselves. They know and appreciate how important the family dynamic is in a young person’s life. Their goal is to partner with parents in the discipleship of students to have a firm Christian foundation and a lifelong relationship with Jesus.

Pete and his wife Debi have two children of their own. Peter John, who is 8, and Arielle Elizabeth, who is 5. Pete and Debi were married in 2005.

As a family, they enjoy the outdoors, a variety of water sports, playing games, and having family meals together. Pete is an avid outdoors man. He loves fishing, hunting, and nature.