Dr. Ben South
Associate Pastor - Education & Missions
Ben was raised in a pastor’s home and grew up in Arkansas, Kansas, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He joined Central in 1996 as a college student and joined the staff in December 2001.
Ben is a graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas with a major in Pastoral Ministry and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a Masters in Christian Leadership. He completed his doctoral studies with an emphasis in Administration and Servant Leadership at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His doctoral work culminated in developing a ministry strategy to reach Deaf peoples with the gospel of Christ.
Dr. South lives in Conway, Arkansas with his wife, Amy, who he married in 2000. They served as foster parents for several years and currently have four children, Connor, Claire, Christopher, and Caroline. During free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, a good game of cards, watching his kids play basketball and volleyball, and spending time with family and friends.