Mando & Marcia MatthewS, Directors
Romando and Marcia are the directors of Ekballo Pasadena and the United House of Prayer at USC. They previously served as the associate directors of SAFA, a ministry school under TheCall. After spending time on the mission fields of Mexico, the Matthews became inner-city missionaries, attending World Impact’s School for Urban Church Planting.
Mando and Marcia are worshipers at heart and have written songs, led worship, arranged music, and directed choirs of children and adults.
Mando and Marcia have been married for 15 years and have five children.
Jeff & Shelley Mott, Associate Directors
Jeff and Shelley Mott are the Associate Directors of Ekballo Pasadena. They fell in love studying a world map. After serving in the Czech Republic for 6 years as full-time missionaries with a sports and performing arts ministry, the Mott’s encountered TheCall ministries and learned about the powerful necessity of worship, fasting and intercession, especially as it concerns reaching the nations. They have led mission trips to Peru, Venezuela, France, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Jamaica, Sweden, Germany, Thailand and Mexico, and look forward to leading many more youth to the nations. Jeff and Shelley’s work experience also includes teaching in private schools, working at a Native California Plant Nursery, and owning an organic farm in Ohio.
Jeff and Shelley have been married for 23 years and have three sons: Joel, Jeremiah and Simeon, who are also active alongside them in ministry.
Staff & Instructors
Theresa BabbiTt, Staff & Instructor
Theresa serves as the office manager, mentor to our students and an instructor with Ekballo Pasadena. Over the past 10 years Theresa has served at TheCall and a number of houses of prayer across the country and in the nations. She has a passion to see missional Christians launched into every sphere and to see Jesus worshiped among every tribe, tongue and nation.
In doing her part to put feet to her prayers, Theresa is reaching out to her neighbors in hopes of building bridges between subcultures in the Los Angeles region.
Bruce & Christy Graham, Instructors
Bruce teaches Biblical Foundations and Christy mentors students in research and prayer for the unreached in the Ekballo School.
Bruce was instrumental in starting Perspectives. He has served in the office of the General Director for Frontier Ventures and as a missionary to India for over 15 years. He carries an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T. as well as an M.A. in Cross Cultural Studies from the Fuller School of World Mission. Bruce has a deep passion to communicate the Biblical story. Christy is joining the prayer movement and the missions movement with informed intercession for unreached people.
Albert & Wendy Huertas, Staff
Albert & Wendy serve on our leadership team as mentors to our students and prayer leaders. Albert and Wendy previously served with the Nazarene Church. Wendy was involved with children’s ministry for 5 years and Albert was a youth pastor for 8 years and an associate pastor for 2 years. He completed his 4 years of course studies with the Nazarene Bible College. Albert and Wendy have a heart to see this next generation of young adult missionaries and intercessors raised up. As a husband and wife duo, they manage a missionary housing ministry called Love Joy Rest out of their home in Arcadia, where they disciple and house traveling missionaries who are between assignments from the LORD. They have been married for 20 years and have two children, Isaac, 20, and Andrew, 17, who love God and also volunteer with Ekballo Pasadena.
Job Rascon, Staff
Job serves as a mentor to our students, a prayer leader, and an instructor with Ekballo Pasadena. He served with TheCall for 2 years and graduated from SAFA, TheCall's discipleship and training school, in 2017. Job is a passionate intercessor and evangelist and is called to see the youth of America saved.
Tracy Thomas, Worship SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Tracy has been a worship leader & pastor for many years, leading regularly at several churches & ministries, including Expression58, Coast Christian Fellowship, Ascend Malibu, PIHOP, Fusion with Rabbi Jason, among many others. She has led worship for various large ministry events, including TheCall AzusaNow at L.A. Coliseum, TheWay TV 5.5.15 event at Pico Rivera Sports Arena, A Line In The Sand 11.11 at Irvine Amphitheater, Holy Spirit Night at Gospel Forum (Germany). Tracy also regularly leads worship for regional & national conferences & events, as well as Christian TV shows.
Tracy is also a singer-songwriter & recording artist & her debut album is entitled "Before the Dawn."
Tracy has a passion to raise up the next generation of powerful worship leaders & songwriters who will shift culture & usher in the new sound from heaven. tracytmusic.com. For a more detailed bio, click here.