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Leadership page on the Wednesday Warriors website





Joel Balin CEO and ministry leader

Joel Balin has been with Wednesday Warriors for the past 18 years. After the passing of our founder, Dwight Keith, in early 2021, Joel became the CEO and ministry’s leader. He is the author of the book, ”The Spirit Soul and Body of Worship,” and  co-author of “War on Fear.”

Joel has spent over three decades as a pastor, worship leader, teacher, and motivational speaker. He has led churches, ministries, conferences, and seminars in the United States, Brazil and Russia. He also toured the US and Europe as music director and guitarist with his wife, Trace, who had 8 top-ten hits as a Contemporary Christian recording artist.


Joel has recorded, produced, and performed with numerous artists and companies

ranging from Michael Jackson to Sea World along with being on the founding board of the group Third Day. His heart and skill for equipping, motivating, and mentoring leaders has yielded generations of influential worship leaders, Christian artists, pastors, and other leaders.


Joel and his wife, Trace, reside in Woodstock GA. They treasure their nearly 40 years in ministry, but their greatest treasure is their son and daughter and their families.

Joel Balin

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Wednesday Warrior Leaders Team Gary Vanover

Gary Vanover is founder and C.E.O. of A Blessing To The Nations, Inc. This ministry is an outreach ministry, committed to giving glory to God. Gary teaches Evangelism training that was developed from years of ministering in many countries.

Gary's passion is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ who will be able to then comfortably lead others to Jesus. Our ministry has a passion for Christ, is Spirit led, and believes in hands on ministry and equipping of the Saints. Gary has many amazing personal testimonies of signs and wonders that he enjoys sharing to build your

faith, allowing you to stir up the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are available to each believer. Some of his amazing stories can be found in the book By The Word Of Our Testimony & The Blood Of The Lamb.

Gary and his wife Charlene, of 53 years, and their married daughters operated their international ministry out of the Atlanta area until Charlene died of COVID in August 2020. Gary and their daughters continue the ministry.

Gary Vanover

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