Member of the Month: Jake Stone

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:
  1. “Reason to Praise” by Cory Asbury
  2. “Too Good Not to Believe” by Brandon Lake
  3. “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!)

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