Pastor Ben Salmi has been appointed to serve as pastor at Full Gospel Church, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. and was installed October 28. He follows Pastor David Reiten who served as pastor for 27 years.
Reiten participated in the installation service along with Fred Goldschmidt, associate pastor of Journey Christian Church, Cloquet, Minnesota, where Salmi had been serving as youth pastor. He and his family moved from there to Grand Rapids in September.
Salmi has been in vocational ministry since 2014, beginning at The Rock Worship Center in Cloquet, Minnesota. Prior to his call into ministry, he worked as residential remodeling contractor.
Pastor Ben has been married for 15 years to his wife, Crystal. Together, they have two daughters, Bella and Emmalyn, ages 10 and 5. He attended seminary at University of Northwestern, St. Paul. MN, where he earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies.
“I am excited to see what God has in store for us in Grand Rapids,” says Salmi, “and how I get to participate in what God is doing at Full Gospel Church.” Salmi’s heart is to see people come to know and experience Jesus in a real way—in a life-changing way!