19785 W. 12 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48076

Dr. Benjamin S. Baker

Our Pastor

“Engaging God’s world through the Word”

With close to fifty years of pastoral experience, Benjamin Stanley Baker is widely known as a preachers preacher. Benjamin felt and understood the power of the Word of God and the great gift and calling he had been given to preach, teach and write. Over the years, he has pastored churches in Kentucky, Texas and Michigan in addition to teaching at Bible colleges and seminaries. Currently, Benjamin is the Pastor of the Church of Abundant Life in Southfield, Michigan, continues his over 25 year career as a professor at the University of Michigan and is a noted author of over fifteen published books.

Benjamin has refined his craft of preaching and teaching, earning his Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Louisville, two Master’s degrees in both Education and Divinity and his Doctoral degree in Ministry, all from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Today, Benjamin travels for preaching and teaching to a variety of countries in Africa, Europe, and cities throughout the United States.

Benjamin’s life is enriched by his loving and supportive family. He has been married for over forty-nine years to his wife Carol, whom he affectionately calls his “Inn in the Wilderness”. They are the proud parents of four children Brian, Beth, Benne and Bennice (Maurice) and four grandchildren, Vivian, Brianne, Joshua and Morgan.

Pastor Benjamin Baker


Equipping the Saints with the Word of God

With over 15 books in Benjamin Baker’s collection, his essential focus is to equip saints with the word of God and the broader topics that support the daily walk with God. He shares one of the largest and most varied book collections of its kind. It is very well suited for the most devout and diligent believer, teacher or pastor for use as a learning, teaching, or academic means because of the broad range of methods, subjects and genres that his collection encompasses.

When Paul came into the city of Athens and went to the Areopagus—the Greek word for Mars Hill—philosophers of the city heard him preach what sounded, to them, like illogical and irrational thoughts. They questioned him by asking “What will this Babbler say?” The word babbler is the Greek word spermalogos, which is the image of a bird that picks up and drops seeds.

This book has been prayerfully written to help all babblers—preachers who proclaim with Holy Spirit boldness, and with clear communication, the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.