Dr. Mark Ballard is the Founding President of Northeastern Baptist College. He earned a BA from Criswell College, and a M.Div. and PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His PhD research focused on the preaching of one of his spiritual heroes, D. L. Moody.
President Ballard’s vision for establishing a Baptist College (someday) was first planted in his heart when he was a teenage preacher in Colorado. Through the years the Lord refined the vision and trained the leader. Today that vision has become Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, VT. The Lord used 30 years of preaching and more than 20 years of pastoring, church planting, and new ministry development to prepare him to lead the college. His pastoral years included 10 years of leading and teaching in a Bible Institute.
President Ballard is also a conference speaker, seminar leader, professor, and author. More than 5000 recipients anticipate his weekly blogs entitled, “President’s Ponderings.”
President Ballard leads the college with a consistent commitment to Biblical principles. His vision has captured the hearts of a gifted, qualified, and effective faculty, staff, and administrative team. They follow his leadership with faith in God and enthusiastic determination to fulfill the Purpose and Mission of NEBC for God’s glory and the good of the students. Mark is the husband of Cindy, his High School sweetheart, and “Papa” to Benjamin.