Tommy__Melinda_Ballard

Home Church: Storyline Christian Community

Place of Employment: Optometrist, First Eye Care Dallas

Education:

  • Abilene Christian University
  • University of Houston—Doctor of Optometry

Favorite Things to Do on a Saturday Afternoon:

  • Watch college football
  • Relax in the Texas Hill Country

Favorite Authors:

  • Alan Hirsch
  • Max Lucado
  • Dallas Willard
  • Tim Keller
  • Shane Claiborne
  • NT Wright

Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6-7

When asked how serving with Mission Alive emanates from or fulfills his calling, Dr. Ballard says, "I see Mission Alive as being, as someone put it, the “research and development” arm of our movement. If the trends hold up and the statistics are correct, Christianity in the United States is not only failing to advance but is in serious decline. In response to this, Mission Alive is rethinking how to represent Jesus in our time and place … I want to be a part of that. And the theological perspective from which Mission Alive emanates seems very authentic and Christ like to me…I want to be a part of that as well."

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