About Pastor Ben
Pastor Ben Stephens is a lover of God and people. Called at the tender age of 14 to preach the gospel. He grew up in Inglewood, California and began ministry at his home church, the West Angeles COGIC, under the guidance of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr.
He served on staff there as Youth and Young Adult Pastor there for over 11 years. Pastor Stephens has an extensive educational background, culminating with a Masters in Divinity from C. H. Mason Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA, and a Doctorate degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Married to the love of his life, Latonya Stephens and they share a handsome and witty son, Ben IV.
By the leading of the Holy Spirit in 2011, he was called to Trinity Temple COGIC in Grandview, MO and has been serving this thriving community for over 9 years. Under his leadership, the church has grown exponentially.
In addition to the pastoral call, he serves the International Church of God in Christ as National Youth and Young Adult President, along with being a Superintendent in the Missouri Western 2nd Jurisdiction to the W.B. Henderson Memorial District. Pastor Stephens commitment is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Love people to life in the process.
Welcome from Pastor Ben & Latonya
We want to help you discover your God-given purpose.
What to Expect
We will greet you with a smile and offer you a warm cup of coffee upon arrival.
We have no dress code and everyone is welcome!
A fun, safe and clean children’s area is provided for kids from ages birth through 5th grade.
During service, we will sing worship songs and hear a message from our pastor.
Our goal is that you leave us having made some new friends and already looking forward to returning the next week!
Do you struggle with finding your purpose?
Where do I belong?
Can you help me raise my kids with values?
Is there more to life than what I am living?
Is there hope for me?
Are there people who don’t want anything from me?
How can I achieve the dreams in my heart?
We have a place for your family!
We’ve all questioned our purpose. We’ve all been haunted by missing the deeper meaning in our day-to-day realities. We want to know love and give love. We want our children to grow up possessing profound confidence in the goodness of God and a generous heart that looks for ways to Make a Difference.
Every person carries deep longings placed in the human heart by a kind Father, a generous Creator, a God who wants to make himself known.
This is a place where you can find a community
If you’ve been going through the motions and wishing for more, you’re not alone. Every person has a need to connect with something greater than themselves, and with other people who are working to Make a Difference in the world.
Jesus invites us into a new reality called The Kingdom of God.
Your life can make a difference
Our mission at Trinity Temple is to guide you in building a personal relationship with God. As you grow in this relationship, you’ll continually Find more Freedom in Christ and embrace the vision He has for your life.
You’ll develop meaningful connections with others in the same season of life. You’ll Make a Difference in the world by serving others with your God-given strengths.
We would love to see you this Sunday!
Plan your visit to a Sunday service to experience all Trinity Temple has to offer you. We would love to see you and your family soon.