Ben and Dakota Harrell
Ben and Dakota Harrell met in 2014 while working in ministry together. Dakota, a Pennsylvania native, has been involved in a number of ministry positions over the last ten years. She attended and graduated from Lee University (Class of 2013) with a degree in Church Leadership and a focus in Children and Family ministry. For 6 years she worked in kid's ministry at Eleven22, eventually assuming the role of Preschool Minister.
Ben, also a Lee graduate (Class of 2018), was born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, FL. He is passionate about serving the church through worship and equipping people for the work of ministry. He has a degree in Church Leadership and in Music, with a concentration in Worship. While working as a Worship Leader with Eleven22, he met Dakota, and they soon began a relationship. They bonded quickly over their love for the Lord, for the beach, for good food, and for missions! On September 23, 2016 they said "I do."
They believe that God has called them to serve in Costa Rica to make much of Jesus, train and equip leaders in the body of Christ, and help build a healthy and thriving church for all people to belong to. They are also excited to be a part of the building of a bible school in Jaco, where generations will be taught in the ways of the Lord!
In January of 2017, Ben became Worship Pastor of Beach Church in Jacksonville Beach, FL. During this time, their family welcomed their daughter, Myles, into the world. They are also expecting their first son in June of 2019!
After two and a half years serving at Beach, Ben and Dakota both felt like the Lord was calling them to make the move to Costa Rica to work with Iglesia Radical in Jaco. They are excited for all that God has in store in the days ahead!
To donate by check to the Harrell's Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Preference for Harrell Support” on memo line and mail to:
7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423