Kelly Ballard, founder of BeyondWorship™, has over three decades of experience in vocational ministry, having served as Lead Pastor of a large church, as a Worship Pastor, and Youth Pastor. Since 2010 he has been the Associate Professor of Music and Ministry at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. As a musician and speaker, he has visited 47 states, Canada, Mexico, Africa, and Asia. Kelly graduated from Warner Pacific College with both a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory/Composition and a Master of Religion. He received a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox University. Kelly lives with his wife in Sherwood, Oregon, and is the father of three adult sons and one daughter-in-law. He enjoys mountaineering, basketball, reading, writing, traveling, and all things family.
By providing a caring, ‘outside’ perspective, Kelly enjoys helping leaders see their environments in new ways, in order to heighten creativity and imagination, dream towards a renewed future, and come up with a new plan for innovative effectiveness.
"Kelly has a natural way of gaining instant rapport and trust which, as you can imagine, is critical for any coach/consultant. His positive, empowering attitude and creative yet simple style are winsome and contagious."
"...there is none like unto you. Your leadership is gracious, commanding, musical, aesthetic, creative, sensitive, spontaneous, rehearsed, and natural. You are at a level that truly is beyond."
"What an amazing gift Sunday was! I am so thankful for the time that you spent with the students and then also leading our congregation. I know that you have worked with many dysfunctional churches ('cause we all are) but I know that you got invited right into the midst of some of ours. I appreciate your grace, leadership and lessons of humility."