Ben Valentine


Ben is a catalytic and inspirational leader who has shepherded Trinity’s Darien location from its inception, through the launch phase to vibrancy and health. The initial team of sixty adults that Ben gathered around a vision to see heaven come to earth in Darien and the surrounding area has now grown to over 200 adults every Sunday. 

Ben initially came to Trinity in 2012 as part of our youth ministry staff where he was instrumental in the growing faith of so many of our high school students. Prior to Trinity, Ben ministered elsewhere in Connecticut, in Southern California, and recently ended an 8 year season of serving as a chaplain in the US Army Reserves. Ben completed his seminary training at Fuller Theological Seminary.  

Ben is an insightful leader - able to sense both the movement of the Spirit of God and the pulse of contemporary culture with the goal of helping the church move evermore toward the heart of God. Ben is a gifted Bible teacher, winsome communicator, deep thinker, and compassionate shepherd. His passion is to see the presence of God permeate the localchurch and through it, impact our local communities for the Gospel. 

Ben is married to Anne and together they are parents to their exuberant daughter Eden. Anne and Ben have ministered together for many years and in this season Anne serves as the worship leader for the Darien location.