Pastor Gonzales grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He received Christ at the age of 7 through the children's ministry at his local church. In his sophomore year of college, Pastor Ben surrendered to the ministry. While in full time ministry for over the last 10 years, Pastor Gonzales has been a Christian School educator, Music Director, Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor. Pastor Ben accepted the call to be Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in December of 2017. He and his wife have 3 children who are a vital part of his ministry here at First Baptist. Pastor Ben's prayer is that First Baptist Church would be a lighthouse that would shine the light of the gospel in Goodrich and around the world!