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André Ballard

André Ballard has been pastor of The Orchard Chicago since June 2018. His theological convictions were deepened at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana, and at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Leslie lovingly serve the people of the Near West Side neighborhood in Chicago.

A Rift in Word and Deed

People of color are leaving white churches en masse. Here’s why and what we can do about it.