Pastor Ben Salmi and his family moved to Grand Rapids from Cloquet MN in the autumn of 2018.   Pastor Ben has been in vocational ministry since 2014.  He previously served at Journey Christian Church and The Rock Worship Center in Cloquet Minnesota.  Prior to his call into ministry, Pastor Ben 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, who are 10 and 5.  He and his family enjoy camping (glamping really, with their camper), going to state parks and kayaking.  When not spending time with family or preparing sermons, Ben enjoys building things and a good Netflix binge. 


He attended seminary at University of Northwestern St. Paul, where he earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. 


Pastor Ben is excited to see what God has in store for his family here in Grand Rapids and how he gets to participate in what God is doing at Full Gospel Church.  Pastor Ben’s heart is to see people come to know and experience Jesus in a real way.  In a life changing way! 




Gloria Hughes is the secretary at Full Gospel Church, serving in this position for over 25 years.     


Gloria, along with her husband, Tim are active members of the church.  She has been involved with children's ministries at Full Gospel Church over the years.  They  have three married children and seven grandchildren.   

Gloria enjoys crocheting baby hats for the local birth center, fishing during summer and winter, making maple syrup, picking wild berries, preserving home grown produce and trying out new recipes.  





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