In May of 1965 Mary and I were saved and baptized after ten years of marriage and became members of Columbia Road Baptist Church, Mason, Michigan. Shortly after salvation, God called me to the full time ministry of preaching the Gospel.
I attended Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan and graduated in May 1970. I received my Doctorate of Ministry in May 2000 from the West End Baptist College in Easley, South Carolina. I also received a Doctorate of Divinity that same year.
I pastored for 32 years and then God gave me a burden for Christians around the world that had no Bibles. I resigned my church and became a full time missionary with BEAMS in November 2002. Since that time, I have traveled to many churches preaching the Word of God and sharing the ministry of sending Bibles to missionaries on the foreign fields.
Mary has been a real companion in this ministry. Without her, it would be difficult to continue going to churches and sharing the ministry. She has a vital part in all that is accomplished. She truly is a help meet to me and a faithful missionary getting the Word of God to those who get saved.
The ministry of BEAMS is a local church ministry under Faith Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, where Dr. Dan Carr is pastor. We are sent out as full time missionaries by this church. All of our support comes from churches and love offerings given by the churches where we share the ministry.
We believe that God wants everyone to have a copy of God's Word. Many people who get saved on the foreign fields cannot afford a Bible or find one to purchase, so we want to help them by sending Bibles to missionaries free of charge.
The Great Commission is given to everyone who is saved, whether in America or other countries. Without a Bible, the task is almost impossible. Help us to meet the needs of people all across the world.
Don & Mary Benson
Missionaries in TN, KY, IL, MI, & WI