Representative Ben Baker, a Republican, represents Newton County (District 160) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
In addition to his legislative duties, Baker is a lay minister, missionary, former professor, and former dean of students at Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho. He also owns a small construction business that specializes in artisan trim-work. Baker also served on the Neosho City Council and as mayor of Neosho.
Baker is a past church board member and also a past board president of Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center. He is also involved with Ozark Christian Missions and has led mission trips to India, Africa, and Central America. Representative Baker is also the Missouri state chair for the American Legislative Exchange Council.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ozark Bible Institute.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Baker currently resides in Neosho with his wife, Naomi, and their four daughters.