Benjamin Norman Cox was born in Tunbridge Wells in 1947. He attended St Marks’s C.E. School in Tunbridge Wells and the Judd School, Tonbridge.
Ben worked for the Civil Service for five years before becoming a sub-editor for the A-Z map company. He then worked as a telecom engineer for twenty years.
Ben was brought up to attend Grove Hill Baptist Hall, Tunbridge Wells, which united with Rehoboth Chapel in the 1980s to form Pantiles Baptist Church.
Ben is married to Jennifer and they have four children.