Ben Early has served as a pastor for 57 years. He and his
wife Gloria have spent 20 years in the Western United
States. He also served in the four state area office serving
as church Strengthen in Wyoming. North Dakota, South Dakota
and Montana. Ben also served as Dean of Student Affairs at
Hannibal La Grange University in Hannibal, Missouri. Bro.
Early also served as Public Relations Director at Williams
Baptist University in Arkansas. He served at First Baptist
Church in Eldorado, Arkansas for seven years as Pastor to
Senior Adults, Children, Education and Administration. Ben
also served in the State Office of Illinois as a Church
Strengthener Mayor of College City, Arkansas for one year.
He has been the speaker for national and state events. Bro.
Early also has had several articles published in Southern
Baptist Convention magazines. He has been married to Gloria
57 years. "We work as a team." The Early's have two
children: daughter Melissa in Louisville, Kentucky and son,
Brice, who is a Methodist Minister in Niceville, Florida. In
May 2020, Bro. Ben and Gloria will have been at Dover
Baptist for seven years. His hobbies include drama, music