Rev. Ben Durand – Associational Missions Strategist
Having trusted in Christ as a young boy, Ben Durand sensed God’s calling into vocational ministry, at the age of 13. In preparation for vocational ministry, Ben completed his undergraduate studies at Southeastern College in 2000 and then graduated with his Master’s of Divinity in January of 2003 from Southeastern Seminary (SEBTS)
Since January 2005, Ben has served as the pastor of North Roxboro Baptist Church. For the last ten years he has led a monthly pastors’ fellowship that meets for the purpose of mutual encouragement and “professional” growth. For the last six years, Ben has served as a small group leader at North Elementary and Bethel Hill for My Life Matters. Over the last twenty years Ben has been part of mission teams to Moldova, Romania, Ethiopia, Las Vegas, and New York City. During his pastorate he has served on the boards of My Life Matters, Assemblies International Ministry, Beulah Baptist Association, and the North Carolina Baptist Convention Board of Directors. Ben is married to his wife, Betsy. Ben & Betsy have four sons; A.J., Jonathan, Jesse, and Joshua. When not working, Ben enjoys playing ball with his boys, walks with his girl, and laughs with his friends and family.
AJ, Jonathan, Jesse, and Joshua
Wendy Oliver – Administrative Assistant
Wendy began serving as the Administrative Assistant in January 2017. Wendy grew up just north of Roxboro, in South Boston, VA. Her family moved to Roxboro in 1985. She graduated from Person Senior High School in 1988 and from Piedmont Community College in 1991 with an AS Degree in Business Computer Programming. Wendy is serving along side her husband in ministry, as he pastors Shiloh Baptist Church. She has also served as administrative assistant for a local church and non-profit organization prior to coming to Beulah Baptist Association. Wendy has been married to Rusty for more than 29 years, and they have two daughters, Maranda and Mackenzie.