Dr. Ben Barnett is joining us to discuss God's heart for the poor and more specifically, his preferential care for the poor. The "preferential option for the poor" refers to a trend throughout the Bible, of preference being given to the well-being of the poor and powerless of society in the teachings and commands of God as well as the prophets and other righteous people. Ben is the Chief Evangelist of HOPE worldwide. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Ben served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He spent three years working in the pharmaceutical industry before becoming a full-time Evangelist in Atlanta, where he worked for 26 years. Over the past 26 years, Ben has volunteered his time and effort with HOPE worldwide Atlanta in various roles, ranging from servant to Advisory Board Member. Married to his high school sweetheart, Tammi, for almost 30 years, Ben is a loving father to three children: daughter Peyton (26), son, Trey (24), and daughter, Jordan (22). Ben’s spiritual leadership and proven work of service to those in need will allow him to continue making an impact as part of the HOPE worldwide executive team.