Julia Ball (BA, 2014)
Distinguished Alumni Horizon Award, 2020
For Julia Ball (BA 2014)—pastor, mother-of-two, and business owner—daily life is far from routine.
“The only consistent thing about every day is the amount of coffee I consume and the lack of sleep I get,” she laughs.
Julia is the NextGen pastor at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Clarenville, Newfoundland, having previously served as children’s ministries pastor. Since 2017, she has been the Director of Children’s Ministry for the PAONL (Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador).
Besides pastoring, Julia completed a Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham, wrote Conquering Fear, a children’s devotional book along with other devotionals, speaks at a variety of ministry training events, and launched Equip Family, a website designed to support leaders with resources and training to encourage families of faith.
During her time at Tyndale, she served as Residence Advisor, Residence Life Assistant, Student Council member and student leader. “One of the things I quickly learned at Tyndale was that despite being surrounded by opportunities to grow in my faith, I had to make an active choice to participate and be equipped. That lesson still rings true as I serve in my local church.”
Julia is grateful to faculty for their mentorship and teaching. “Tyndale equipped me by giving me a solid theological foundation to launch into working in ministry ,” she says. “There are many days I let my mind drift back to philosophy classes where I learned to critically think, theology classes where I discovered I wanted to dive deeper, and ministry classes where I started to think through strategies and ideas for when I was pastoring on my own.”
While at Tyndale, she met her husband Andrew (BA 2014) who serves as lead pastor at Calvary Pentecostal Church. Together, they enjoy serving Christ with their children, Levi and Lydia.
“I can honestly say no day looks the same, but each day follows the same purpose in some way: to be part of discipling the next generation whether in my home, my local church, or the broader ministry world.”