Ministry Staff

Our Ministry Staff lead the day to day operations across our three Grace Central Coast campuses, under the leadership of our Elder Team.  We value and celebrate the plurality of our leadership, both for making decisions and enjoying ministry together.  

Ben Crandall

Worship & Youth Pastor - Five Cities Campus

Ben came to Grace Central Coast in 2015 upon the launch of Grace5Cites. After attending the Biblical Studies undergraduate program at Biola University he and his wife, Adriana, felt a very clear call to join the team here at Grace. He is passionate about seeing people on the Central Coast find & follow Jesus through the two primary areas of his job: student ministries and music. Nothing fills him up more than watching God shape the heart of a student and witnessing the people of God praise Jesus together.

His wife is a lecturer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is the smartest, coolest, most comical person he knows. He is also a competitive cyclist, avid coffee drinker, and music gear nerd!