Back in September Ben had the privilege of returning to the church he was born and raised in to be ordained into the ministry. Immanuel Bible Church has played a huge role in Ben's life. Through his years and involvement at the church (ministering in the youth department, teaching Adult Sunday School classes, serving as an elder, etc) he has built some very strong relationships with the people of that congregation. We love them dearly. You can imagine how pleased and excited we were when the church chose to be a part of the ordination process.
The ordination council consisted of 9 men: 4 pastors, 4 elders and 1 missionary. From left to right: Pastor Don Filcek, Phil Luter, Ben Glupker, Pastor Matt Beery, Steve DeLong, Lyle McAuley, Pastor Mark Hazen, John Glupker and Pastor Jack Glupker. (Missionary Dan Stokes is not pictured.) If the men look especially tired in this picture it's because they are! This was after an entire day of discussion.