Pastor and Staff


Pastor Mike Lingenfelter

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Pastor Mike holds a degree in Theology and a degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership. He enjoys teaching expositionally, verse by verse, precept upon precept.

Mike wrote a devotional Stepping Forward: A 39 Day Walk Through Ephesians and a pamphlet What Now? I believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior but what now? 



Bryon Rush

Bryon and his wife Emelda have lived in Benson for 20 years. They have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Bryon is the Minister of Families and Outreach at First Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2003 and is a part time Missionary to the military with InFaith Mission. Bryon is currently attending Liberty University online for Biblical Studies.


Michelle Beel

Michelle and her husband Randy have lived in Benson for 30+ years. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Michelle has been the Church Office Manager/Secretary for 9 years. Michelle is also attending Liberty University, and will be graduating with a double bachelors in Christian Substance Abuse Counseling and Christian Counseling.



Deborah Murphy

Deborah Murphy has lived in Benson her whole life.

Her and her husband Terrance have 5 children. She has been a Worship Leader a total of 14 years and has been with FBC for a total 9 of the 14 years.

Deborahs top 3 passions are being a Wife, a Mom and a Worship leader.