...Benny was born in Clay County, Tennessee on June 16, 1932.After graduating from high school he worked in retail sales before entering the Air Force in 1951.He
was trained as a Jet Engine Specialist, and was stationed in Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin and Alaska.After being discharged he enrolled in Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas; graduating in 1960 with degrees in speech and Bible.His
graduate work was done at Harding graduate School of Religion
in Memphis, TN and Alabama Christian School
of religion, extension work in Indianapolis, IN.
The former Gayle M. Claunch from Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of an elder, became his
wife August 13, 1959.
In 1985 Benny
became a full-time instructor with the Person-to-Person Evangelism program called Fishers
of Men.The effective training program is overseen by the elders of the Cordova church of Christ in Cordova TN.
ministry with various congregations he
spoke on daily and weekly radio programs in AR, NY, & IN.He
has preached Gospel Meetings in AR, NY, TN, KY, MO, IL, IN, VT, OH, TX, and Ontario, Canada.
In 1982, Benny
went on a mission trip into the South Pacific and preached at Honolulu, Hawaii; Nu'uuli in American Samoa and in Apia, in Western Samoa. Benny
has spoken at Lectureships at Harding University
in Searcy, AR Northeastern Christian College, in Vilanova, PA, Great Lakes Christian College
, in Bramsville, Ontario, Canada and on workshops in Indianapolis and Anderson, IN. Campaign work has taken him to Shirley, AR; New Port, RI ; Liverpool & Rome, NY South Burlington, VT; and Indianapolis, IN. He has served on the board of directors for Camp Hunt, a Christian Youth Camp in up-state New York; Indianapolis Christian School, and served on the advisory board of Great Lakes Christian College in Canada. In addition to his work with Fishers of Men he preaches regularly for the Franklin Road church of Christ in Indianapolis, and is available to preach in two or three Gospel Meetings each year.
If you would like more information on Fishers
of Men or would like to schedule the training course for your congregation, please contact me at: Benny L. Stephens8879 E. Big Rock Rd.Morgantown, IN, 46160(765) 342-3366 (Home)