(Bro. and Sis. B)

Pastor Gary Ballinger and his wife, Theresa, became pastors of Clays Mill Road Church of God in October of 1995 when the church was still in its infancy. 

Pastor Ballinger comes to Clays Mill Road with experience as a church clerk, teacher, choir director, youth pastor and several years of pulpit ministry.  He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.  He is also a graduate of the Church of God Ministerial Internship Program and is a 30 year retiree of United Parcel Service.

Sister Ballinger has an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Eastern Kentucky University and comes to Clays Mill Road with experience in music, Children’s Church programming, Sunday School, Ladies Ministries and has been a special speaker at various ministry events.  Sister Ballinger’s parents, the late Reverends Arlis and Beulah Luttrell, have been credentialed ministers in the Church of God for many years.

Rev. and Sis. Ballinger are parents of two children: Stephanie (and husband, Rev. Chris) Gilbert and Scott (and wife, Glenease).  They have five grandchildren.

Since Pastor Ballinger has been at Clays Mill Road the church has experienced appreciable growth and has been blessed with a new 70′ x 45′, 180 seat sanctuary with a full basement.

Pastor Ballinger’s vision for the Clays Mill Road Church of God involves a desire to minister to the total family from the cradle to the seasoned senior citizen.  Pastor Ballinger’s prayer is that the Holy Spirit will be instrumental in guiding, blessing and instructing them as He descends upon each part of their lives.