Wayne and Kathy Benson are founders of Paraclete Ministries, and are considered spiritual “parents” to many in ministry, having launched over 300 into vocational ministry. They continue to provide strategic coaching to ministers in the U.S. and abroad. They are most noted for their “shepherd hearts” and continue to serve the local church as the Pastors of Leadership Development for the network of Rock Family Worship Center Campuses in Alabama and Tennessee.
Wayne has served as an internationally recognized pastor of a mega-church, a college president and the president and CEO of a Christian Mental Health clinic.
Wayne and Kathy have two children, Mark and Tammy, both serving in full-time ministry with their spouses. Mark and Michele planted a church in Huntsville, Alabama. Brooks and Tammy serve in the senior pastor role for Northville Christian Assembly in Northville, Michigan. Wayne and Kathy are blessed to invest in their children’s growing ministries and in the lives of their ten wonderful grandchildren.
Paraclete Ministries has, for many years, provided monthly teleconference or videoconference meetings with Lead Pastors in the U.S. and abroad. This personalized relationship is recommended as a 12-month follow-up to an onsite visit in order to assist in advancement and in the implementation of the report and its recommendations. Monthly coaching meetings are also provided as a stand-alone option for those who do not use the services of an onsite visit.