The vision of NEBC was planted in the heart of Mark Ballard as a teenage preacher. Through the years the Lord watered that seed. Today the vision is growing into a reality. The Lord has prepared Mark to lead this venture through 30 years of preaching experience, more than 20 years of pastoral/church planting experience, 10 years of leading a Bible institute, serving as a professor, conference speaker, seminar leader, and author. He holds a Bachelor’s, a Master of Divinity, and is currently pursuing a PhD. Mark is the husband of Cindy (Hogue) Ballard and “papa” to Benjamin.