Benton Wilson Jr. was born December 23, 1908 in Beaver, OK to Ostis
B. Sr. and Mattie (Boles) Wilson, pioneer ministers in the Church of
God Reformation Movement. He died on February 18, 1993 at the age of
Bro. Ostis preached his first message at the age of 21. He served as
pastor to Churches of God in Anthony, KS; Perlita Avenue, Los
Angeles; Pacoima, CA; and Jefferson, OR. In 1964 he and his first wife, Opal, went to Nigeria, Africa as
missionaries, where she died of pneumonia. He was active in the
oversight of the Church of God in Shawnee, OK where he and his wife,
Evelyn, lived until his death.
Brother Ostis spent his entire life preaching, teaching, and
ministering in many congregations throughout the United States. He
was gifted of God and an esteemed minister, noted for his in-depth
knowledge of the scriptures and his ability to preach in a clear,
straightforward, and effective manner. His life was one of service
to others, and he did so with humility of spirit and magnanimity of
Whereas his messages covered a wide range of subjects, his
overriding theme seemed to center around Christian conduct.
We are blessed to have access to a library of over 500 messages
recorded during Bro. Ostis’ 17-year tenure as pastor of the
Jefferson, Oregon Church of God. You can
listen to many of these messages online.
In addition, we have archived numerous answers to Biblical questions
that Bro. Ostis answered for Faith and Victory readers from 1977 to
1985. You can now access and read
these insightful commentaries. Bro. Ostis Wilson's work and
labor continue to be a blessing to God's children.