Pastor Ben

Pastor Ben joined the COTK staff in 2008 working in the missions department. Ben graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in International Business. Upon graduation, Ben moved to Mandeville in 2008 to be a part of the Global Reach ministries staff at Church of the King. Ben currently serves as the director of LEAD CollegeSM and the C20 (College/Young Adult’s) pastor - He is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders. Ben is married to the love of his life Meghan and they currently have two beautiful children.


Lauren has been on staff at Church of the King since 2015. She graduated May 2018 with her bachelors degree in Business Management. Lauren was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but moved to the Northshore at a young age. She has 3 brothers and grew up spending lots of time on their family farm and in the hunting stand with her dad. When not at work she can be found running on the lakefront, reading a book, playing sports, cooking, or spending time with family and friends. Lauren is passionate about business, global missions, teaching the word of God, and creating community for people to do life together.

Professor Lee

The Castellos moved to Mandeville on June 13, 2009, and soon thereafter got involved with Church of the King. Lee has taught in the education ministries of COTK since 2010, and he became the King’s Biblical Institute Director in 2017. Lee is currently the New Orleans Site Director and adjunct faculty for Oral Roberts University. He has two masters degrees from NOBTS and is in the process of completing a PhD. Lee and his family love the outdoors, spending as much time as possible in the local parks and at the Lakefront. Excursions to mountain parks and beaches are also family favorites.

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