Please pray for students as they hit the “middle of the semester slump”! Pray that they can stay focused on their studies.
Welcome Ben Maddox
Ben Maddox, Baptist Collegiate Specialist, Tennesee Tech University
Why do you do what you do? The collegiate years of a student are some of the most formative years of a person’s life. I believe campus ministry is a strategic ministry to advance God’s kingdom, connect students to churches, assist students in their faith journey, and develop student leaders. And, I was a recipient of these very things as a college student.
If you have free time, what do you do? Enjoy hanging with my family, running, golf, and about anything outdoors.
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Song: Be Thou My Vision
Favorite Food: Soul Food
What is the most encouraging aspect of collegiate ministry? I enjoying seeing students live out their faith on campus and intentional making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Who is the most influential person in your life? This is a tough one… I have been blessed with some pretty influential people in my life, such as my parents; Doug Johnson, my youth minister; Mike Whelan, BSU Campus Minister; David James, AR Collegiate Director; but the most would be my wife. We have journeyed life together for 17 years of marriage.
What mission destination most impacted you? My favorite and most impactful mission trip was an international student road trip to Washington DC.
What is your Favorite outdoor activity? Golf
How many years you have been a collegiate minister? On my 12th year as a full-time minister
When you really need to spend one quiet hour with Jesus, where do you go? Anywhere that is quiet, but I really enjoy being in the outdoors.
What is the Last book you read: The Lost Art of Discipleship
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, but I like some good sweet tea.
What is the book, TV show or movie “everybody” loves that you just don’t get? The Office
Are you Left or Right Handed? Dominantly right handed
Prayer Requests : For my family: Finding a church home, local friendships, and adjusting to a new chapter of life and ministry in Cookeville. For the ministry: connecting with the students, campus, and churches