Houston Graduate School of Theology

Don Ballard

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Don Ballard, DMin


Adjunct Professor of Public Theology

DMin in Missional Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
MA in Pastoral Theology, Trevecca Nazarene University


About Dr. Ballard

For the last 23 years Don has served in Christian leadership positions with congregations, non profits, hospital systems, and universities/seminaries. His passion is to not only lead well, but to help others learn to lead more effectively by leaning into their calling and vocational ambitions. He is married to Jamie since 1996 and they have three kids - Davis, Drew, and Julia. Don currently lives in Cypress, Texas, but has served the Lord in Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas.

Published Works
Ballard, Don. (2018). A Road to Somewhere. Sermon Central. Online article August 13, 2018.
Ballard, Don (2018). What Do You Do When Your Pastor Isn’t Very Pastoral. Facts &Trends. Online article January 22, 2018.
Ballard, Don. (2017). 4 Hidden Congregations and How to Reach Them. Facts & Trends. Online article from December 19, 2017.
Ballard, Don (2017). 5 Phrases Every Pastor Must Learn to Say and Use Frequently. Facts & Trends. Online article December 5, 2017.
Ballard, Don (2017). Congregational Leadership and Parachurch Ministry: Overlaps and Oversights. Trinity Seminary Review. Summer 2017.
Ballard, Don. (2009) The Benediction as a Bridge to Mission: Engaging Congregations from Worship to Mission. The Wesleyan Theological Society Journal. Summer 2009.   

Contact Information

Email: garydonballard@gmail.com

Phone: 267-201-6930