Ben Wysong

Worship & Media Director

B.Wysong@LifePointe.org

Worship and Media Director Ben Wysong

Family

Married to my beautiful wife Jessica since 2011. We love animals and consider our pets a part of the family. We have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 chickens.

Ministry Experience

I’m a pastor’s son and I have always been involved with the church. I have been a part of a worship team for 10 years. I started out playing drums for a youth band at a church in Colorado. My family then moved and started a church called Bayside West Community Church where I served as a volunteer for 6 years playing various instruments. For a year I served as the Worship Intern at Bayside West. I couldn’t be more excited that God has now lead me to be a part of LifePointe.

Book/Author Recommendations

I absolutely love reading. My all time favorite author is Ted Dekker and my favorite books by him are the Circle Trilogy books (Black, Red, and White). I also really enjoy Crazy Love by Francis Chan, God Songs by Paul Baloche, and Wild at Heart.

Fun Facts

I played soccer for 14 years, and was able to travel the U.S. doing so. I play the acoustic guitar, drums, bass, and know the basics of piano. My favorite place to visit is Ireland; my wife and I spent our honeymoon there traveling from one coast to the next. My favorite sports team is Manchester United. I am a Nationally Certified and California Licensed EMT.

Highlights

I love being able to spend time just hanging out with my wife at home; cooking dinner and watching a movie is a great night. I am very much an outdoorsman—I love backpacking, snowboarding, hiking, playing any sport and camping. Music is a huge part of my life and listening, playing, and writing new songs takes up a lot of my time.

Favorite Scripture

Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen and I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Favorite Types of Music

I have to give credit to John Mayer and Eric Clapton for making me want to pick up guitar and start playing. I like a lot of “rootsy” type of music—music with a lot of natural, backwoods instrumentation (banjo, mandolin, cello). Some of my favorites right now are Needtobreathe, Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe, John Mayer, U2, The High Kings, Civil Wars, Ray Lamontagne, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Elvis, Coldplay, and you gotta love The Beatles. I truly do love and believe you can learn from all genres of music. My favorite worship artists would have to be Phil Wickham, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Matt Maher, Matt Redman, and Rend Collective Experiment.