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of captives freed
From chains of fear or want or greed.
God now proclaims our full release
To faith and hope and joy and peace.


In November 2017, Farm Church Co-Planter Rev. Ben Johnston-Krase was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has shocked us all in light of his healthy lifestyle. The wider Presbyterian Church (USA) community in North Carolina has been compassionate and responsive to Ben and his family’s needs by bringing Ben onto the Presbytery staff, thereby qualifying him for health care and death/disability benefits through the Presbyterian Board of Pensions. 
As a start-up, Farm Church does not have the reserve resources to fully support Ben’s new benefits package and maintain Farm Church’s growing momentum.  In the face of this new challenge, Farm Church is establishing the Live Into Hope Fund, which takes its name from Ben’s favorite hymn and is dedicated to ensuring that our beloved staff member will be fully supported with all the benefits necessary to battle cancer.

If you know Ben, then you know he is living into hope right now – living into health, living into love, and living into the dreams that God still has for his life and purpose.  We invite you to Live into Hope with Ben today by supporting this special fund, which will ensure that Ben and his family are supported with salary and benefits for the foreseeable future during this difficult season of life. 

Please lift Ben and his family in your prayers and follow his personal reflections on his journey of hope at his blog,

Rev. Ben Johnston-Krase

Rev. Ben Johnston-Krase


Make a gift to the Live Into Hope Fund here

Use the "DONATE" button above or donate with a check made to "Farm Church" with "Live Into Hope" in the memo line. Mail checks to: 

Farm Church

c/o Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church

927 West Trinity Avenue

Durham, NC 27701