Jake Stone serves as the Pastor for Mission City Church, Bennington location. He and his wife, Laura-Ashley, moved to Bennington, Vermont from Decatur, Alabama in 2014. Jake has a passion to engage skeptics of faith, learn about leadership, help others find and follow their passion, and a good movie.
Why are you an ACT Member?
I believe that there are some incredible minds and pursuits within this organization. I also believe that it takes many people to make a lasting difference in communities. ACT is an organization that allows people from many different backgrounds and many different tribes to come together for a common goal: supporting healthy youth in our community. That is something that I value and something that I believe is transformative. It is my honor to participate in making a difference with you all!
What do you love most about living and/or working in Bennington?
I thoroughly appreciate the rigor and passion to support one another, even in our own personal endeavors. I am reminded often that Bennington believes in many of the crucial elements that it takes to thrive, together. I hope to never take for granted the incredible drive that our community demonstrates to work together towards something greater than ourselves.
Top three songs on your current playlist:
- “Reason to Praise” by Cory Asbury
- “Too Good Not to Believe” by Brandon Lake
- “Jireh” by Maverick City
What are you reading right now?
The Multiplication Effect by Mac Lake
What are you doing to support your health and wellness lately?
16/8 intermittent fasting, reading something 5 days a week, taking adequate time off, stretching my mind and body by learning something new (boxing at the moment!)