Presented by Destiny Rescue, Concerts to Feature Evening of Songs and Stories
Billy Ballenger (center) performs at the inaugural stop on the “Faith Like A Child – The Acoustic Tour.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Acclaimed singer/songwriter and speaker Billy Ballenger announces the launch of the “Faith Like A Child – The Acoustic Tour,” hitting markets in the Midwest, Upper Midwest and South this spring. Presented by Destiny Rescue, the tour officially launched February 4 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a special concert hosted by Star 88.3 and Life Bridge Church Fort Wayne. Ballenger will travel to an estimated 30 cities, including Indianapolis; Atlanta; Wilmar, Minnesota; Hayward, Wisconsin; Muncie, Indiana; Dover, Ohio; and Treynor, Iowa, before the outing wraps in May.
Offering free general admission seating, the “Faith Like A Child Tour” will feature Ballenger’s acoustic performances of recent singles “Tree and the Nails,” “Mercy,” “Leaving the 99” and “I Believe It,” the latter releasing February 18. Along with additional concert favorites, Ballenger will share his powerful journey from a life of drugs, violence and lawlessness—that eventually ended with a prison sentence—to experiencing freedom and his true calling in Christ.
“When I was making plans for this tour, the Lord put on my heart to call it ‘Faith Like A Child,'” Ballenger shares. “It seems our world—and sometimes even our faith—can become complicated and filled with man’s ideas, obscuring God’s simple call for us to enter His Kingdom like a child. A child’s faith is innocent. A child’s faith isn’t afraid to ask for the impossible—and expect to receive it. A child’s faith can move mountains when put into action. My prayer for this tour is that every evening of stories and songs will encourage listeners to lay everything down and run into God’s arms with the faith of a child.”
Ballenger co-wrote his latest radio single, “Mercy,” with NewSong’s Russ Lee, and Jason Roy and Jesse Garcia of Building 429, with Roy helming production. The song’s moving, autobiographical video was filmed in Nashville and directed by Diego Brawn of Velasco Visuals.
About Billy Ballenger
Billy Ballenger’s powerful life story of finding redemption has riveted audiences across the globe. Following a difficult childhood, which included being bullied, Ballenger married and became a father at the age of 18 as he pursued a lifestyle of partying, substance abuse, violence and burglary. After a SWAT team invaded their home, Ballenger and his wife, Jodie, were both sentenced to six years in prison and lost custody of their daughter. Shortly before sentencing the Ballengers recommitted their lives to Christ after being discipled by Billy’s boss. While incarcerated, Billy studied the Word and grew in his faith, and two years later, he and Jodie were released and reunited with their daughter.
Today, his journey fuels his passion for sharing the Hope of Christ with audiences around the world, including Russia and China. Ballenger’s Break the Grey Inc. has produced assemblies at hundreds of schools, and he’s shared his testimony and music with more than 500,000 listeners at festivals, churches, camps and other venues. In 2020, Ballenger joined the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular lineup—Christian music’s largest annual tour—performing in 31 arenas around the country. He has released seven albums along with the EPs Walking On Waves (2020) and Tree And The Nails (2021). His story has been featured on such leading media outlets as The 700 Club, Life Today, and 100 Huntley Street, among others.
About Destiny Rescue
Founded in 2001 by international president Tony Kirwan, Destiny Rescue’s work today has grown into a worldwide organization dedicated to rescuing children from sexual exploitation and trafficking and helping them stay free. Destiny Rescue serves to help amplify the voices of both those who are enslaved and those who have been freed from abuse, through rescue operations and reintegration programs. The organization has helped to rescue more than 7,000 individuals, with rescue teams active across eight countries. Visit destinyrescue.org for more information.