Hening, Benjamin Cabell was born on September 15, 1863 in Powhatan County, Virginia, United States. Son of William Henry (Doctor of Medicine and Pocahontas Bolling (Megginson) H.
Alumnus Richmond (Virginia) College. Graduate Crozer Theological Seminary, 1891. Doctor of Divinity, University of Richmond.
Ordained ministry Baptist Church, 1891. Successively pastor Bruington, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Bristol, Virginia, Knoxville, Tennessee, Elizabeth City. North Carolina, Miami, Florida, until 1908.
Sec, Bapt, Education, communications of Virginia 10 years, 1908-1918. Associate general director Baptist $75,000,000 campaign, 1919. Superintendent Home Missions Southern Baptist Convention (resigned).
Led movement to establish West Hampton College at Richmond, Virginia, and to move Richmond College Trustee Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Virginia Intermont College.
Married Peachey Fleet Bagby, June 1, 1892. Children: Wave Randolph (deceased), Clarice Shackford.