“Fear is just one of the many words I don’t know the meaning of.” Sage words, offered by actor/author John Wayne, is a quote that reflects the way Director of Missions, J. Ballard of the Feather River Association approaches life, and ministry. “I fix a lot of stuff and pay the bills.” Arguably, no truer words from a pastor have ever been spoken! Amen. When Mr. Ballard isn’t tending to those self-described daily responsibilities, he enjoys working on classic cars, a hobby he picked up as a boy with his father who was also a mechanic. Much of his ministry career had him working with youth and in doing so, he and his wife, Nicky, welcomed 12 kids into their home. Never formally adopting but the Ballard’s always had a safe place to foster and instill the gospel into the hearts that passed through their home.