Members of Shady Grove Church announced this week that Pastor Kenneth Benton, Ed. D., will become the church’s pastor effective Sept. 1, 2013.
Benton has a broad spectrum career ranging from Head Master at Cape Fear Christian Academy, school administrator in Cumberland County, and adjunct professor at four area colleges, including Campbell University. In 1989, he started a new business named Academics Plus in Dunn. Subsequently, he moved the business to Goldsboro where he and his wife Marilyn Benton, Ed. D. ,are now located.
He completed his religion degree at Mount Olive College in 2011. He began his preaching career, traveling throughout the Free Will denomination to a multitude of churches working as a supply pastor.
Benton will hold regular office hours, bringing the good news of Jesus Christ, and leading the church’s efforts to progress with its detailed five-year plan. His broad experience brings a unique level of experience and knowledge to the Shady Grove Church, members noted.
Shady Grove Church is located on U.S. Route 13 approximately ¾ of a mile north of U.S 421 in Spivey’s Corner.