Pastor Benji Magness is married to Heather for 24 years. Together they have 6 kids (3 boys, 3 girls). Heather is a massage therapist. Oldest kid is a music producer/songwriter and lives in Africa. Second oldest is a sophomore at Dallas Baptist University. They are currently homeschooling the other 4. He grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. Received his bachelors at Dallas Baptist University in Art and Biblical Studies. Earned his Th.M. at Dallas Theological Seminary in Old Testament and Pastoral Leadership (he's NOT Dispensational!). He has pastored churches in Texas and now on the Central Coast of California at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Maria for 10 years now. He's an artist doing paint, woodcuts, logo, design, etc. He blogs at Amazing Grey City and has one of the best Twitter and Instagram feeds out in the abyss. Pastor Benji operates in, as Richard Mouw says, a "Holy Worldliness."