Hilary Ballein

Hilary Ballein

Children's Minister

Life Story

I grew up in Southlake, Texas, and it was there that the Lord, in His sovereignty, saved my family and me. We started going to a Christian church when I was in 1st grade, and that was the first time I heard the gospel presented to me. The Lord has given me a very sensitive spirit to sin and I knew, after hearing the gospel and by God's grace, that I was a sinner in need of salvation. I confessed belief in Christ and was baptized when I was in elementary school.

I continued to grow in my faith but I still had this pressing weight of sin and condemnation where I was hearing and believing the lie, "You really haven't been forgiven." I attended a Christian youth camp the summer before my freshman year of high school, and it was at this camp that the Spirit really opened my eyes to what Christ had accomplished on the cross (2 Cor. 5:21). Because of this realization, I no longer believed that my sins were greater than the cross of Christ, but I was set free to start walking in the fullness of life found in Him.

I attended Texas A&M University, and the Lord used my time there to grow my dependence upon Him, surround me with godly friendships and equip me to teach His Word. Since graduation, I have been a teacher and have taught preschool, 1st grade and kindergarten.

I have always been confident of my call to know the Lord and make Him known. I am excited that the Lord is calling me to go back to the city in which He saved me.

Hope for The Village Church

My hope for The Village is that we would magnify God in the teaching of His Word and that the gospel would be lived out among us. My hope is that we would humbly seek God and He would help us to mature in our faith. I pray that we would be a church that is marked by His grace.