Hello, and Thank you for visiting my site.
I am Tom Ballard, and I welcome you to this outreach ministry, Jesusfreaktrucker.com. This site is about the trucking industry, the trucking lifestyle and all things trucking. This site is about my passion for the industry that has supported the Ballard family for 14 years. This site is about the people we meet, the places we go, the problems we encounter and how we deal with it all. But most of all this site is about a life with Jesus Christ. This site is an ecumenical outreach to drivers and people interested in the industry. I pray that as episodes roll out I can help spread the word that the Christ centered life is the only life for all of us, trucker, or not.
Who is Tom Ballard?
I am a Trucker with over a decade of over-the-road experience. I’ve covered all of the lower 48 states and several of the Canadian provinces hauling dry vans, refrigerated vans, live floor and flat bed trailers. I’ve also hauled more than my share of oversize loads. Now I haul livestock in the Midwestern states running 3 to 4 days a week. The call to evangelism was burning long before I went on the road, but it is on the road that God seems to use me most.
I’ve utilized many low cost or free resources available on line to study the Bible and enjoy “auditing” Bible college and seminary courses while on the road. I have an unusual interest in eccleseology, denominational beliefs and practices. I also have training as a faith based crisis counselor.
I live live in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with Kris, my wife of 28 years.We have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I love the outdoors, the road and fly fishing. Although my job on the road prevents me from holding office on his church counsel, I have served in a teaching capacity as time permits, focusing on teens and men’s groups.