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Benson Hines

Director of Serving

Meet Benson

I’m thrilled to help connect Watermark members to powerful serving opportunities all over the city – and all over the world!

I grew up in a Christian family, and my parents and a Sunday school teacher introduced me to Jesus at an early age. But even after years of growth through my family and Christian school, God impacted me even more deeply through some amazing peers and ministries in college (Go Aggies!).

Little did I know, but in that amazing “incubator” God was preparing me for adventures-in-ministry I couldn't imagine. He surprised me with early graduation from a college I loved to go to “a land He would show me” (which turned out to be Abilene, Texas). So my life after college included several years of (unpaid) college ministry, a stint as a full-time college minister in Dallas, opening a textbook store with ministry aims, and a yearlong road trip to observe college ministry throughout the United States. (I’ve visited schools in every state but Alaska and have the T-shirts to prove it!)

Throughout those years, I learned a lot about trusting God. I’m not very entrepreneurial by personality, but I tried to keep saying Yes to whatever God showed me. And God also used those years to foster humility and fight the "leaning on my own understanding" that easily rears its ugly head.

In the midst of my adventures, I also had the chance to visit hundreds of church worship services, and I got a degree from Southwestern Seminary. I started attending Watermark in 2008, and it was through Watermark that I reconnected with a college buddy, Catherine...who became my wife in May of 2013. We live with our kiddos, Sophie and Wilson, in the cozy, still-in-the-city suburb of Farmers Branch.

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