We are followers of Jesus living in missional community for the city, for the nations, and for the glory of God.
We love the city of Charleston. We care about the emotional,
physical, and spiritual well-being of our city. Much time, energy,
and prayer are focused on identifying and meeting the needs of our city.
God desires and deserves the worship of all people.
We dream of helping engage and reach people who have no access to the gospel.
Much time, energy, and prayer are focused on partnering with our
missions partners to make disciples in global cities and unreached places.
We exist to know God and make Him known.
We do all things to the praise of His glory.
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.
Mason came to faith in Christ at a young age and continued to grow in his walk with Christ through a gospel-centered family and local church involvement. He led Christian ministries through middle and high school, but ran from a call to vocational ministry and a fully-surrendered life. During the Spring of 2012, at Davidson College, Mason sensed a call to full-time ministry. A vision for planting a gospel-centered church in an urban context began to develop. He began assembling a core team in the summer of 2013, and Resurrection Church launched in April of 2014. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor where he focuses on casting vision for the church, preaching, and overseeing the mission. Mason holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Charleston and is currently in the Master's of Divinity program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Nick was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and came to faith in Christ at a young age. Raised in a Christian home, Nick actively served in his church as the youth group's worship leader. Nick graduated from Cross Lanes Christian School and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Liberty University. Prior to his senior year at Liberty, he married his high school sweetheart, Jackie. They felt called to Charleston and returned to their hometown, continuing their careers at Charleston Area Medical Center, but had yet to find a local body to grow with. After being approached in 2013 about a potential church plant with Pastor Mason Ballard, Nick and Jackie joined the mission with Resurrection Church. Nick currently serves as the Pastor of Corporate Worship at Resurrection and is pursuing his Doctorate in Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia through CAMC and Marshall University.
Kenny is currently an intern through the North American Mission Board. Kenny came to faith in Christ from a Buddhist background in 2014 and was baptized that summer. The internship is a flexible position that seeks to both serve the church and benefit the intern in a variety of ways. Kenny gets to begin leading ministries, leading others, and organizing events, as well as understanding the demands of vocational ministry and exploring future service opportunities through the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. Kenny holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Charleston. He works part-time at the East End Family Resource Center.
Luke was born and raised in the West Virginia hills. He came to faith his senior year of high school through the pursuit of the youth minister at his local church. Shortly thereafter, Luke sensed a call to vocational ministry. Upon graduation, Luke moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota. Before he moved, he began building a unique friendship with Pastor Mason Ballard. Throughout college, they dreamed of planting a church together. A part of Luke’s heart has been with Resurrection since its earliest days, but he hadn't been able to return home and be a part of the church. After Luke finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies, he started work on a Master’s of Divinity degree at Bethlehem College & Seminary. Luke is working with Resurrection this summer in a long-awaited homecoming. Luke assists with a number of ministries including Missional Communities and RisenCity.
Michael Farmer is married to Loren Farmer. He and Loren both work at after school programs in the Greater Charleston area. Loren serves as Executive Director of the Bob Burdette Center and Farmer serves as the After School Director of the East End Family Resource Center. Farmer came to Christ in December of 2009. After living for years with an atheistic/agnostic view of life, he finally stopped running from God and gave his life Christ. Farmer then felt a call to serve youth in his community. For the last 7 years Farmer has served in school ministries such as Undefeated Ministries, FCA, Youth Alive, and more. Farmer is also an artist in a Christian Hip Hop group called "Undefeated Musik." Farmer's goal is to encourage as many youth and community members as possible that they can live the Undefeated Life when they entrust their lives to Christ. If God Be For Me Who Can Be Against Me?? #IAmUndefeated
Originally from West Virginia, Jason came to faith in Christ as a 19 year old freshman in college at Marshall University. After growing in his faith and participating in different forms of ministry, Jason moved to Louisville, Kentucky last fall to pursue his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary but has since moved back to West Virginia to work on staff at Resurrection where he continues his seminary studies online. Jason's main focuses with the church include college ministry outreach and small group structures, with his main ministry and life focuses being a desire to see people dead in sin come to life in Christ through the Gospel.