Gary Robert Ballard was born and raised in the Northwestern part of the United States. He grew up in a Christian home and attended an Assembly of God church with his family. Gary owned and operated a local courier service business for 15 years that served Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.
On a trip to Manila, Philippines at Christmas time in 1996 Gary was greatly impacted while ministering to the poor on the streets. Experiencing God’s loving compassion for the people led to many insights and revelations about God’s love. In 1997 Gary felt called by God to publish the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the Internet. He then started the SeekGod.org web site. Later that year Gary made another missions trip to the Philippines. He met his future wife, Suzzhette on that trip and they were married in 1998.
Since the beginning of the SeekGod.org website the response from people around the world has been tremendous. Recognizing God’s blessing on the site and the great potential to reach many more people Gary and Suzzhette formed Seek God Ministries in 2002. Gary believes that the Internet is the most cost effective tool to publish the Gospel that God has ever given the church, the body of Christ.
The messages that Gary writes do not reflect the views of any denomination but are for the body of Christ everywhere. They are written as the Holy Spirit leads him. The articles have touched many people’s hearts in every age group and nearly every nation.
Gary and Suzzhette have three young children; Joshua, Alianna, and Shekinah. Gary and his family moved to the Philippines in November of 2007 to fulfill a calling to Asia that the Lord had placed in their hearts several years before. They are working as missionaries with the goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ and edifying the body of Christ. Their passion is to see the body of Christ come into maturity and unity through embracing truth and experiencing God’s love. Gary and Suzzhette have a calling to help the poor, especially homeless street kids. Their goal is to obey God and see lives changed by the Holy Spirit.
In addition to being an author Gary is a pastor, teacher, and ministry overseer. Gary continues to be fully committed to the web site ministry. Often his experiences in the Philippines have led to revelations and insights which have become articles at the Seek God web site. You can read more about what Gary and his family are doing in The Philippines at the Mission and Vision page.
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Gary, Suzzhette, Joshua, Alianna, and Shekinah
Seek God Ministries is an Isaiah 58 Ministry
(Isaiah 58:6-12) “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? (7) Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? (8) Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. (9) Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
(10) If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. (11) The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. (12) Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God; and righteousness and sanctification and redemption; that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)
Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4-5)
This was the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.