Benny accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of 18. In 1986, Benny was ordained as a deacon and in 2005 he was ordained in ministry. He has served in various capacities in student ministry since becoming a Christian. He has served as a student minister for over 30 years. He has been with First Priority since 1996 as a Network President and Board Member. Benny has been with First Priority as an Area Director for 10 years.
Benny is a member of Eden Westside Baptist Church in Pell City, Ala. where he is currently serving in student ministry. Benny has been married to his wife, Connie, for 37 years. Benny and his wife have two adult children and their spouses, Joel Bowman (Christy) and Maegan Jolly (Vann) that reside in Pell City. They also have five grandchildren Aubree Jolly, Paislee Jolly, Sadee, Jolly, Titus Bowman, and Ruthie Bowman.