In 2019, Ben Edwards was named Vice President of International Operations for Operation Blessing. Ben originally joined the Christian Broadcasting Network, OB’s parent organization, in 1984 and has served as Vice President of CBN International since 1998.
From 1984 – 1989, Ben was part of the CBN News division where he worked in a variety of roles as a producer, writer and editor. He also served on the management team as a news editor and supervising producer. From 1987 – 1989, Ben held the title of News Director for CBN News.
In 1989, Ben joined CBN International as the Director of International Programming. In this role, Ben worked in many different countries producing culturally relevant programs for international audiences. In 1998, Ben was named Vice President of CBN International, where he has managed multiple international offices that have both media and humanitarian activities. Ben has traveled to more than 80 countries in carrying out his role managing CBN’s international offices.
Today, he considers it an honor and privilege to serve with Operation Blessing’s humanitarian professionals and to be a part of the growth and influence OB will continue to have in the future.
Ben and his wife, Phyllis, live in Chesapeake, Virginia. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of the University of Texas where he received a bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television /Film. He also received his MA in Communication from Regent University.