[Today’s post is part of a monthly series featuring Keynote alumni in their current roles.]
When Ben Knox participated in the 2001 Keynote Summer Project, he had only been walking with God for about a year. Not only was Ben young in his faith, but he had just finished his freshman year of college. Keynote offered him an opportunity to use his incredible gifts of singing and performing, but God had a lot more in store for Ben that summer.
One of the strong aspects of the Keynote Summer Project is individual discipleship with the students. The students also meet with their bands/teams for Bible study each week. These elements set the stage for Ben to grow by leaps and bounds during the summer.
“[Keynote] was my first major involvement in anything ministry-related. I grew a TON that summer. I also discovered that type of ministry wasn’t the right long-term fit for me, but I was still itching for ministry opportunities, so I kept exploring other possibilities. I ended up going to Kenya with Student Venture (Campus Crusade’s high school ministry) the following summer (2002), and that’s probably when I really discovered I wanted to go into full-time ministry after graduation.”
Ben connected with a mission agency called WorldVenture while he was attending Denver Seminary. After graduating in 2009, he and his wife Meggan began making plans to join WorldVenture as full-time missionaries. They now serve in Madrid, Spain, reaching high school students with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Though his ministry focus isn’t using music, God continues to provide opportunities for Ben to use his talents in various ministry settings, both in the church and in connecting with unbelievers.