After 18 years of part- and full-time student ministry,  Titus Benton now serves as Campus Pastor at Ecclesia on the West Side. He is also the Founder & President of The 25 Group, a nonprofit organization he co-founded in 2014.

Convinced too many people’s head hit the pillow at night feeling like they’re on auto-pilot, coasting through life, his desire is to call the Church to stop playing church and invite those outside the Kingdom in. Through preaching, writing, and giving, Titus inspires people to live deeper lives with Jesus. 


In addition to his work with Ecclesia, his preaching/teaching work takes him to youth conferences, camps, and churches as well as into college classrooms and third world countries. Start a conversation about bringing Titus to your church or organization.


The author of three books, he has also been published in Relevant Magazine, Youth Worker Journal, The Journal of Student Ministries, Immerse Journal, Thought Catalog and is a regular columnist in his hometown newspaper, The Salem News. He is working on a ministry memoir that he is increasingly convinced he’ll never finish.


The 25 Group is about making “less least of these,” a rallying cry inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25. By raising money from individual donors (usually about $25/month), the nonprofit grants large capital gifts to other missions and nonprofits who are feeding the hungry, providing water for the thirsty, helping the sick, and more. In it’s first three years, The 25 Group gave away over $300,000 to 14 organizations in 8 countries.

His greatest accomplishment and personal joy is being the husband of Kari and the daddy of Nora and Malachi.

He’s a halfway decent Twitter follow.

He takes mediocre pictures for Instagram. 

Or you can also connect on Facebook.

If you are a big fancy businessman/woman, here’s his LinkedIn

Ten More Random Things About Titus

  1. Grew up a farm kid — hauling hay, raising sheep & cows, and loving country music (still loves country music, but no sheep or cows in sight)
  2. Was in an All-State octet his sophomore year of high school.
  3. Preached his first sermon at the age of 12. It was terrible.
  4. Doesn’t like mayonnaise, ranch dressing, cottage cheese, sour cream, and most other white sauces.
  5. No lie: dated a clown in college.
  6. Is an enormous, life-long fan of the Saint Louis Cardinals
  7. Fave T.V. Drama of All Time: Lost | Sitcom: Seinfeld | Honorable Mention: The Wonder Years
  8. Drinks about 37 cups of coffee per day. Black.
  9. Likes beef, bacon, and beef wrapped in bacon
  10. Has read (and owns) every John Grisham book ever written (but 11/22/63 by Stephen King is his favorite fiction title of all time)
  11. Has never seen any of the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Rocky movies.
  12. Doesn’t count well.

11 thoughts on “Meet Titus

  1. Titus,
    I don’t know of another way to contact you. Our last newsletter to you at the 1st Chr. Ch. address was returned. Do you wish to continue receiving the snail mail publications? If so, what is your new address? If not, that is okay.

    We do send e-news about 6 times a year. If you would like to receive that, could we have a current e-mail address?

    I have enjoyed reading your posts. Jan Farthing forwards them.

    God bless your new adventure…Becky Colvin

  2. I really appreciate and agree with your views on the anthem to Frozen. Would you consider rewording that in a “letter to girls/teens”? I would like my girls to consider this point of view, but I believe that they would be more likely to “hear” this message if it came from an outside source (you!). Thanks for considering it!

  3. Appreciate your letter to Mayor Parker. We are native Houstonians, and live in Houston, near Katy. Will be praying for you, your family, your ministry. Hope she takes you up on the Lupe Tortilla dinner. We love Lupe, too:) May God’s blessing continue to flow from you.

    1. Great point that others have brought up as well. I view that passage (which I thought of when writing) as a build up to the mandate to hate “even our own lives.” I think that was instruction on how to view our own identity in light of Christ, not a command to hate other people. So I think that’s absolutely true…we sacrifice to be disciples. The limits of this blog were on loving perceived enemies. Thanks for reading and for the dialogue! Have a great day!

      1. You are wrong to Judge people because of who they are being gay being a sin 1 John 4:11 Beloved If God loves us then we ought to love one another like in the gospels the greatest commandment, how do you get to heaven? love the lord with all your heart all your soul and mind and love one another as i have loved you Matthew 7: 1-2 Judge not and ye not be judged for with judgement ye judged, ye shall be judged, for what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again, who are we to judge God will judge us on judgement day and judge us on how we judged others on our time on earth like no one is perfect, but god is perfect, jesus wasn’t perfect. he could have told his mother mary he was going to his fathers house and he was going to return at a certain time, but when he returned he said did you not know i was at my fathers house. so we must love all groups LGBT, Disabled, whites,blacks, all races, ages, nationalities, origins, etc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s