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 there. 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 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 country.
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 introducing people
to Jesus 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 desire is
to see lives changed by the Holy Spirit and to make disciples of
In addition to being an author
Gary is a pastor, teacher, overseer, and a spiritual life consultant. 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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Seek God Ministries is an Isaiah 58
"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
(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.