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Wyalusing Presbyterian Church
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Pastor

Rev. Dr. Barry R. Ballard

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Barry and his family have been with the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church since 1996. Since then, the Ballard's have made Wyalusing their home. Barry has worked with churches throughout his life in various positions. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1990, and has since worked in professional ministry.

Barry's vision for ministry comes from Ephesians 4:11-13, which says it is the job of pastors and teachers "to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of God." Barry believes that God specifically called him to Wyalusing to bring people to Jesus in a personal way, so that they could learn to walk with him every day, and do everything to his glory. Barry also believes that the Church is God's agent of transformation in the community, and each member has a ministry and a mission that God gives them to make that transformation happen.

Barry is married to Karen Ballard. Karen is the pastor of nearby Rome Presbyterian Church. They

have two children: Kirstyn and Wesley. All four Ballard's have taken part in community events from sports to Boy Scouts to school music programs, working to fulfill their mission: to transform Wyalusing for Christ.