Benjamin Beato was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic and is the oldest of three siblings. He was 15 years old when he came to the United States in 2005. He graduated high school with high honors in 2008, the same year that he reconciled with the Lord Jesus Christ. He was the first in his family to go to college and get a degree. He faced numerous challenges to succeed, such as the language barrier and the lack of financial resources, but nothing stopped him from reaching his goals.
The Lord allowed him to work in the ministry inside and outside the church, from directing the radio ministry, cleaning the temple and being part of the executive board. He also had the opportunity to travel on several mission trips to the Dominican Republic.
His passion has always been working with young people. Currently, he is a teacher and youth leader at his church, and has been given the chance to work at the regional level, including churches in RI, PA and SC. He is also employed full time for a utility company.
His goal is to use his example to help other young people to fight and work for their personal and spiritual goals. Today he can say, “I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.” It has been a long process but with effort and consistency he believes can reach even further.