Senior Pastor

Ben Liston was saved under his father’s ministry in February of 1996 and felt the call into ministry at a young age. He began his ministry at the age of 14 in Monroe, OH. In 2011 Ben was called as worship pastor at Tytus Avenue First Church of God in Middletown, OH. In May of 2016, Ben and his family were called to pastor the Stanton First Church of God. Ben and his wife Julia Married In 2011 And have Three daughters;Lydia, Ava and amelia. He Is currently Working Towards His Ordination. Pastor Ben is also the Lead singer for the Townesmen Quartet.

Ben Liston

Brandon Pelfrey

Worship Pastor

Brandon Pelfrey was born and raised in the Church of God and has been involved in music his entire life.  He started playing the piano at 8 years old and Started Traveling With his First Southern Gospel Group At 17.  Brandon was saved at the age of 14 under the ministry of Max Molihan at the Clearfield Tabernacle First Church of God. He holds a degree from Morehead State University and is also a licensed piano technician. Prior to coming to Stanton in 2017, Brandon was the Worship Pastor at Morehead First Church of God. He and his wife Elesha married in 2011 and have three children; Amber, Brayden & Cayson. Brandon is also the tenor singer for the Townesmen Quartet.

Tom Ford

Family Life Pastor

Tom Ford from Winchester, KY has been in the Church of God Reformation Movement since the age of 6 and was saved under the ministry of Rev. Frank Curtis at the age of 12. Tom has been in the ministry for over 20 years, previously serving as youth minister and associate pastor at Epperson First Church of God. In 2016 he received his ordination through the office of Kentucky Ministries. Tom currently serves on the Christian Education Board and as the Coordinator for Kentucky State Youth Convention for Kentucky Ministries. In addition, in 2019 he was appointed as the ky east district youth coordinator. He is a 2018 graduate from the Church of God Bible . Tom and his wife, Chastity, have been married for over 26 years and have 2 daughters and one grandson, Jordan (husband Sam and son Luke) and Samantha (fiancé Jaylen). 

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