Family: wife Julie and four children
Ed grew up in the home of C&MA ministry parents who served both on the mission field and in stateside pastoral ministry. In high school a burden for ministry began to grow in his heart, putting him on trajectories that lead him to Toccoa Falls College, and Columbia International University.
Julie grew up on a home where faith had no place. But then she was introduced to Jesus while studying at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she gave her life to Jesus and quickly sensed a call to the mission field. Ed and Julie met on a blind date and were married 9 months later in 1995.
Ed and his wife Julie served in church ministry for three years at North Mar Church in Warren, Ohio before departing with their two young children for Amman, Jordan in 1999, as international workers with the C&MA.
In Amman they had two more children and Ed became Field Director of the Arab Lands in 2004, providing leadership for the growing C&MA team in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria. Then in 2010 Ed and Julie returned to the North America in order to care for the special educational needs of one of their four children.
In 2011 Ed completed his academic course work toward a Doctor of Ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary and at that time felt a strong call to pastoral ministry. In October of that same year Ed and his family answered that call and went to Deer Park Alliance Church in Red Deer, Alberta where Ed served as lead pastor. Over the ensuing four years, they experienced an outpouring of God’s blessing on their ministry in Red Deer, seeing 74 baptisms, more than 100 professions of faith and a church that grew from 200 to nearly 500.
In April of 2015 Ed was elected as the District Superintendent of the Ohio Valley District of the C&MA. Ed and his family currently live in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Director for Multiplication
Family: wife Susan and three children
From birth, Brian grew up knowing little else than the C&MA way of seeing the world and ministry. He was a Midwest boy living in Central Ohio with a high priority on Ohio State and Cleveland sports. He met his wife Susan when they were in Jr. High and started dating her the year after High School. They eventually married a few years later.
Desiring to succeed in business, he graduated from Taylor University with an Accounting Systems degree and spent 10 years as a Commodities Accountant. He was promoted to a corporate office in Fort Wayne, IN. where they raised their three children. This is also where God eventually called him to change some of his priorities and profession. He was hired on staff at the Alliance church his family was attending and attended Grace Theological Seminary where he received a Masters in Ministry.
The Scotts then led a replanting endeavor which gave birth to two additional international plants. Brian also served with Dwight Smith and Saturation Church Planting International mostly working with leaders in East Africa and India. In July of 2016, he joined Ed Mangham’s staff with the Ohio Valley District serving as Director for Multiplication.
Family: husband Richard and two children
Carolyn grew up in rural Western Kentucky and has served in various roles of administration. She grew up in a Baptist Church and was introduced to the Alliance in 1994 where she served as part of the core group African American church plant in Nicholasville, KY alongside of her husband Richard Manley who served as the assistant pastor. It was in the Alliance that she truly developed heart for ministry and experienced a deeper need and love for the lost.
After moving to Michigan and living there for 6 years, she returned to Lexington, KY and sat under Pastor Steve Elliott’s teaching where she realized she knew she’d returned to her “home” in the Alliance. She and her husband have been members of FAC, Lexington, KY since 2009 where she and her husband serve as lay shepherds. She also serves as a leader of the worship team, is active in her Life group, and volunteers where needed. She now serves as the Executive Assistant to the Ohio Valley District C&MA office.
She attended college at Western Kentucky University, married Richard in 1981, has a son Lynn who is married to Kelsey and lives in Nicholasville, KY and have given her a great joy of 2 grandchildren named Noah and Jeremiah. She also has a daughter, Taylor who works in the public school system in Kalamazoo Michigan.
African-American Ministries Coordinator
Family: wife Eleanore and two children
Dr. Ron Ballard is the Founder and pastor of Christ Community Bible Church in Dayton, Ohio. He founded the Pastors Legacy Ministries and is the Founder and President of Home Ministries Incorpo- rated. He hosts and is the Bible teacher on WTJC-TV in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Ballard received his bachelor from Detroit Bible College and his Master and Doctorate of ministry from Bethany Theological Semi- nary. He was ordained at Trin- ity Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan in 1981.
He’s a member of the Association of Christian Coun- selors and has been a Counselor for Federal and State Prisoners at Christian Guidance Center in Detroit and a Youth Guidance Counselor at Detroit Afro-Amer- ican Mission. He is a Part-time Counselor, as well as a part-time History teacher at Dayton Christian Schools.
Dr. Ballard and his wife, Eleanore have two children, Christian and Ronald II.
Brian “Yogi” Durbin
Columbus Initiative Coordinator
Family: wife Joy and four children
Brian “Yogi” Durbin moved to Columbus with his wife Joy in the fall of 2014, with the intent of planting a new church on the north side of the city. What resulted was the closing of Westerville Alliance Church and launching Hope Church in September of 2015, where he currently serves as the Lead Pastor. Soon after the launch, discussions began with the leadership of the Ohio Valley District about serving as a coach for the Columbus region, which eventually led to his appointment as the Regional Director for the Columbus area.
Yogi’s first exposure to the C&MA was in First Alliance Church in Mansfield, OH, where he received his call into ministry in 1979. After graduation from Moody Bible Institute in 1982, he served as the Sr. Pastor of Edgerton Alliance Church. In 1989, Yogi moved with Joy and their four children to Morrow County in Ohio and took on the Sr. Pastor position at the newly established North Woodbury Alliance Church. Yogi spent 22 years serving in this ministry and was blessed to be a part of planting two new churches during his time there, NewLife/Fredericktown, OH and Heartland/Lexington, OH.
Yogi and Joy have four grown children who have blessed them with six grandchildren. For fun, Yogi loves hanging with the grandkids, playing “old man” softball (nickname of “wheels” because he can run all the way to third without stopping), riding his road bike and watching about any kind of sporting event, as long as they’re serving popcorn. Yogi and Joy love being a part of the Ohio Valley District family.
Youth Ministries Coordinator
Family: wife Amanda and two children
Derrick Smith, has attended CAC since 2015, having actively been involved for the last year in Cornerstone Youth Ministries. He has worked as a Legal Assistant for over 10 years at a Columbus law firm. Serving God in youth ministry is a passion for Derrick. His favorite passage of scripture is Matthew 22:36-40. Other interests include wildlife management, auto racing and history. Derrick currently resides in Morrow County with his wife Amanda and their two children.