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Allison Benfield, a 2014 alumna of Gardner-Webb University, inspires young and old to hear and explore the stories in the Bible. “I want to help children—and grown-ups—deepen their relationship with God by learning and wondering about God’s story,” shares Benfield, who serves as Minister with Children and Their Families at St. John’s Baptist Church (Charlotte, N.C.) “Stories meet us where we are, and let us take what we need from them at that moment—this is especially true of God’s story. I hope everyone with whom I minister knows that God made them. God always loves them. God loves everyone, and God wants us to love everyone, too.”

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Gardner-Webb University


Boiling Springs


alumni, Bulldog Profile, Christian Education, Dr. Cal Robertson, Dr. Sophia Steibel, Gardner-Webb School of Divinity, Master of Divinity, Minister with Children and Their Families, Spiritual Formation, St. John's Baptist Church (Charlotte NC)

GWU Alumna Helps Children and Families Deepen Their Relationship with God