In 2009, God began to give Ben a passion for seeing His glory spread through the planting of gospel-centered churches. For the next four years, he had the privilege of serving on a church planting team as Discipleship Pastor of the City Church in Kennesaw, GA (now a part of the Northstar Church family). In 2012, God began to cultivate a burden in Ben and his wife Kayla’s heart to see Jesus exalted and His gospel proclaimed in the least religious part of the U.S. In February 2014, the Whittinghills moved to Brattleboro, VT to see the light and hope of Jesus flood into what had been described to them as “one of the spiritually darkest towns in New England”. They were joined by a team of disciple-makers to plant Rivertown Church, a church that is passionate about being and making disciples of Jesus for the glory of God and the joy of all peoples. Ben works bi-vocationally in commercial real estate and enjoys spending all the time he can with his wife and three sons.