That summer Ben went on his first 6 week trip to Brazil as an intern with PAZ International and then returned to ORU and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration. Debbie moved to Japan and spent a year as a missionary helping with the international church plant in Japan and then returned to Tulsa to earn her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Oklahoma.
They were married in Michigan at Cornerstone Church where they attended and served at for almost 7 years. Ben joined the staff as the intern director, was ordained a pastor, and finished his time there as the Youth Pastor. During this time Debbie became a Licensed Social Worker and helped many children and families with her services while also being very involved at church. While in Michigan the Lord blessed them with two beautiful girls, Isabella and Evelyn. They have a great love for the local church and a desire to see many more churches planted!