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Ben Gores

I have 20+ years of pastoral ministry experience from church plants to mega churches, from youth ministry to adult ministry. Over a decade into my ministry career I found myself stuck in my spiritual journey. God felt distant. Ministry felt stale. I was lacking the abundant life that Jesus promised. That was when I discovered spiritual direction. My Spiritual Director helped me discern where God was at work in my life and how I could cooperate with the good work that God had already begun. 

I have a MATS degree from Bethel Seminary.I also have a certificate in Spiritual Formation from the Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona. I am currently an intern, studying spiritual direction, through Leadership Transformation's Selah Certificate program (

I live on the edge of the Valley of the Sun in the Phoenix area with my wife and two teenage kids.

South Mountain after a storm
Selfie of Ben on the Ocean
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