Ephesians 4:11–13 states, “Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
Brother Donald Ballard, III is a native West Virginian who obeyed the gospel of Christ at the age of 19 at the Harlem Church of Christ, New York City. He is happily married and is the blessed father of two children.
Donald has a B.A. in Biblical Studies and was mentored at the Harlem Church of Christ. Donald also served as Ministerial Apprentice to the Harlem congregation and Deacon-In-Training of Public Relations for seven years.
Donald and his family also spent nine years in the Brandon, Florida area, serving alongside the saints of the Bell Shoals Church of Christ. Donald served as the Bible Department Head and Dean of Student Affairs at Foundation Christian Academy and High School in Valrico, Florida.
In January of 2022, Donald became the ministering evangelist to the University Park Church of Christ in Hyattsville, MD. After a brief time of transition, the family relocated to begin full-time ministry to the saints and the greater D.C. area.
Acts 14:23 (NIV)
"Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust."
Scripture places spiritual and temporal responsibility on the elders of each congregation of the Lord's body. Each congregation has an autonomous existence. Scripture gives authority to an elder only within the congregation he serves. The elders are chosen by the congregation from among its own membership.
DAVID DILLARD (2010)
ROB NUNLEY (2019)
CLEVE BELLER (2010)
DAVE SPRADLIN (2010)
"3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism."
Using the example from Acts 6, the congregation appoints deacons from among its own membership to assist the elders in various responsibilities. Our deacons and their appointment years are
TOM LIEBRAND (2000)
HOWARD CORNISH (2001)
KEN ROBERTS (2001)
GREG PRESBURY (2015)
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