George (Marty) Ballard, BA, MPC
Marty is a 1975 graduate of Shenandoah High School. He received his B.A. in Business in 1979 from Hanover College, and his Associate Degree of Applied Science in Mortuary Science from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1981. He attended Christian Theological Seminary and received his Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University in 1998. He is an ordained elder and retired as the lead pastor at the Yorktown Church of the Nazarene in Yorktown, IN after 12 years.
He is Past Master and Secretary of the Middletown Masonic Lodge, Past President, Secretary, and Former Fair Board Co-Chairman of the Middletown Lions Club, an eleven year member of the Middletown E.M.S. where he served as Training officer and had formally been on staff with the Middletown Church of the Nazarene. He has been co-chairman with his wife Gina of the Middletown Fall Funfest and was part of the Wall That Heals committee.
Marty has been awarded EMT of the year, Lion of the Year, the first Business Associate of the Year by the ABWA, and was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Otis Bowen, M.D. in 1979.
Gina and Marty have been married 42 years and have two children. Their son Ryan is a licensed Paramedic . Ryan is also a licensed Funeral Director. Ryan's wife Tracy is a nurse instructor at IU Health and part of the trauma tema with the Indy Racing League..
Kayla, is a licensed addiction counselor in Indiana. She also is very involved in music ministry. Her husband Tim is a nurse practitioner at Henry County, a licensed realtor with FC Tucker, and is a Henry County Paramedic.