Why Our Church

We have something for the entire Family.

Here at Benton First we have a great atmosphere for all ages to worship in. From babies to the Young at Heart and everyone between, we have an opportunity for you to experience everything that God has for you.

We want you to have an experience with God

Our services provide you a great opportunity to forget about all that is going on and focus on what the Lord is wanting to do in your life! God moves in mighty ways during our services and we want you to be a part of everything He is doing.

Our Staff

Gene & Sheila Huskey

Lead Pastor

Raymond & Missy Cleghorn

Josie Cleghorn

Worship Pastors

Donna Pritchard

Administrative Assistant

Jackie & Tina Earnest

Men’s & Women’s

Becky Young

Administrative Assistant

Brent & LeeSa Atkinson

Children’s Pastor

Jimmy & Edina Batterton

Associate Pastor

Steve Dubrava


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About our Church

Benton First Assembly held its first service in 1940 with about 20 people. From then the church has moved its first location at East and Maple streets, to its present location on Highway 5 in 1993. In the early 2000s the church underwent construction again and the Life Center was added. Benton First has been a staple in Saline County since its existence by reaching out and sharing the light and hope of Jesus.