Church Planting

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Rev. Ben LaPlace

Church Planting Director

Ben serves as Lead Pastor of The Village, a new church founded by he and his family in September of 2019 and based in Greer, SC. Ordained as an Elder in 2006, he has previously served in Youth, Associate, and Lead Pastor roles in Michigan and South Carolina, including planting Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene in Aiken South Carolina with his family in 2009. Additionally, Ben has served as a member of the South Carolina District Advisory Board and District Board of Ministry. As a co-vocational missionary, he also works as Lead Graphic Designer & Communications Strategist for Amentum Technical Services and serves as Church Planting Director for the Church of the Nazarene’s South Carolina District, a role he has held since 2015. Ben married the love of his life (Angela) in December of 2000. Together they have two boys, Dylan and Grahm. They currently live in Greer, SC, where the best days are the ones spent together with nothing on the agenda but each other.