In the latest Craft & Character episode, Steve Carter interviews Ben Kirby – author and creator of the PreachersNSneakers Instagram account. Steve and Ben talk openly about the pressure of image management, the power that can come from the pulpit, and what truly motivates what we wear, post on social media, and communicate. Ben opens up about what led him to start the account, the criticism he received, and what he ultimately hopes it will accomplish – especially for pastors. Ben’s love for Christ and the church is apparent in this episode and it’s a must-listen for any preacher.
Who is Ben Kirby?
Ben Kirby is the creator of the viral social media sensation PreachersNSneakers, an Instagram account that caused an uproar across the globe after showing the values of designer clothing preachers were wearing on stage. Along with growing from zero to hundreds of thousands of followers in just a few weeks, his work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wallstreet Journal, Buzzfeed, Fox News, Complex, and many more. He also hosts a popular podcast with the ultra-creative name, The PreachersNSneakers Podcast.