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APT Ministries

Chuck Ballard

Chuck Ballard

Chuck Ballard

Founder & Executive Director

As the head of APT Ministries, Chuck wears many hats. As Executive Director, he oversees the administrative responsibilities of the ministry. Beginning in 2007, he has been the primary instructor at our Thompson Bible workshops held annually throughout Africa. After the official beginning of APT Ministries in 2009 he is also involved in the development of our training National Training Teams in each respective country.


Chuck’s vision for APT Ministries grew out of trips to Chad in 2005 and 2008. To date, APT Ministries has trained over 26,000 pastors and church leaders in Africa to prepare Bible-based and Spirit-inspired sermons using the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible.


Prior to founding APT Ministries, Chuck served as senior pastor at Aldersgate Church in Greenville, Texas from 1999 to 2008. He previously pastorally served in churches in Texas and Arizona.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Chuck received his BA from Stephen F. Austin State University and his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary.


His wife, Jeanne was involved in the initial Thompson Bible workshops in Chad and has traveled and with Chuck to help teach and encourage pastors wives in Chad, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


In addition to her participation in APT Ministries, Jeanne also serves as Adjunct Professor in Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary.


She holds a B.A. from Biola University (1976), an M.S. from Texas A&M, Commerce (2007), an MA/CE (2009) and DMin (2013) from Dallas Theological Seminary.


Chuck and Jeanne, have two grown children: Joseph and Bethany and 3 grandchildren.