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Ben Johnson

Director of Missional Living

My role at Gloria Dei is to help lead people in becoming more like Jesus. Through our worship services, CORE classes, life groups, and service opportunities my desire is that as people get connected and engaged they will see that following Jesus is an awesome adventure and is best done with others.

About me: My family and I have just recently moved back to the Midwest from the Bay Area in California and are loving it. We enjoy the restaurants, fishing opportunities; great schools and family feel that Des Moines offers. I am really just an average guy that wants to be an awesome father, a loving husband and serve Jesus with the gifts He has given me.

I am constantly amazed at the depth of God’s love for each and every person on the face of this earth. To think that I was in the mind and heart of Jesus when He laid His life down on my behalf truly makes my heart and head spin. In many ways I feel churches have made following Jesus way too complicated. At the end of the day it comes down to loving God and loving other people in the same way that Jesus loves you. The grace and love of Jesus is truly the greatest and craziest thing of all time!

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