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Lowell & Shay Ballew

Lowell & Shay Ballew


We are Lowell and Shay Ballew. We have been married for 27 years and have three adult sons and one daughter who is 17.


Recently, the Lord called us to join Nations House of Prayer in downtown Houston, TX on a full-time basis. We have served in ministry for all our 27 years of marriage, mostly on full-time staff at local churches, and served as missionaries with Ripe for Harvest in Cochabamba, Bolivia for two years. We are a family of Levites, called to lead worship and prepare spaces for worship and ushering in the presence of the Lord. Houston is also the birthplace city for Lowell, and he feels very strongly that the Lord has brought him back home to usher in the presence of God back into the heart of the city of Houston. Lowell has also felt a strong call to step away from real estate to serve with Nations House of Prayer full time. Shay has also recently quit her part-time job so both she and Lowell can fully dive into and spend all their time fund-raising and building their support team as well as get as involved as much as possible with the ministry. It’s also exciting to see other full time real estate professionals who are also answering the call to serve with Nations House of Prayer full time in this season.


Nations House of Prayer exists to live out the Great Commandment, to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and the Great Commission, to make disciples of all the nations. Our priority is to offer up worship, prayer, and intercession to God over the city of Houston morning, noon, and night.


Our mission is to take the fuel from the House of Prayer (the presence of God) into the streets surrounding our headquarters in the third ward of Houston which encompasses The University of Houston, Texas Southern University, and Cuney Homes (one of the largest government housing projects in Houston). We minister to the fatherless, the oppressed, the poor and the widow here in our own backyard!


With Nations, we will be helping lead prayer and worship sets, gradually moving into a morning, noon, and night schedule. Shay will be helping develop a prophetic art ministry as well as helping create beautiful, comfortable spaces for worship, work, and ministry, both in the new Nations and Coreluv building in Houston, and beyond. Lowell & Shay also want to come alongside the next generation of worshipers and encourage, build up and support them in their pursuit of hosting the presence of God morning, noon, and night. We will also serve alongside the Coreluv staff members in any capacity needed to minister to local and global children, orphans, widows and the oppressed. We look forward to getting to go on mission trips with the ministry and seeing what the Lord does through worship, music, and art, sharing the love of Christ and building up Houses of Prayer in other nations around the globe.


Because our desire is to serve this ministry on a full-time basis, we are raising funds to support our family and pay our monthly bills so that we can quickly phase out of our current marketplace jobs. This will free us up to put in the time that will be necessary to fully engage in serving with Nations and Coreluv. It will be a full time "job"!


We are humbly asking for your prayers and financial support as we make this transition. We know that whenever the Lord calls us to do something, He provides the means, so we have full faith that the funds will come. Our goal is to raise $10,000 a month by the August 1, 2024.


If you have questions or would like to know more, please don't hesitate to reach out!


Lowell & Shay

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