Neal Benson was born and raised in Southern California. After high school he moved to San Diego where he surrendered his life to Christ and began serving in the local church. He attended Tozer Seminary where he graduated with his Master of Divinity in 2012. Neal worked with students for almost a decade in local churches in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to coming to Coastline Neal served at a multisite church in the Bay Area for five years leading a church campus. Neal currently serves at Coastline Bible Church in Ventura, CA as the Senior Pastor.

Neal is passionate about people finding and following Jesus and training leaders, not just locally but also globally. Neal and Charity were married in 2005. The met while doing their internships in San Diego. He frequently says she is the second best thing to happen to him! Charity loves the beach and traveling. She is obsessed with the color orange and Philz coffee. Neal and Charity have three kids; Sophie, Leah and Isaiah. In his free time Neal enjoys fishing, snowboarding and going on adventures with his family. 

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