About Us

Our What

The red lights on this map represent unreached people groups on earth, while the green lights represent reached people groups. Our goal is to turn every red light green!

Our Why

Scripture makes it clear that God’s plan is for every ethnos (people group) to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, and the end will not come until this is accomplished (Matt 24:14). Therefore, we labor to hasten the day of God (2 Peter 3:12).

Our How

“For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” -1 Corinthians 16:9

There are nearly 1.5 billion people active on social media that live among the most unreached areas on earth. Through Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger Ads, we share Gospel content directly with these people in their own language. Then we follow up with those who are spiritually seeking and truly hungry to learn more.

The Challenges

Our Mission Statement

Ekballo University is a Christian ministry that leverages technology to help finish the Great Commission. We teach, train, and equip believers across the world to use modern communication platforms to reach the unreached, engage the unengaged, and pray for the unprayed.

Organizational Structure

Ekballo University operates under the legal umbrella of Heart for God. Heart for God is a 501c3 evangelism ministry founded in 2010. Trip Nine has been a part of Heart for God’s leadership and board since its inception.

Ekballo U is governed as an independent ministry of Heart for God. Our finances and initiatives are separate from Heart for God proper and given full autonomy.

Board Members

The Heart for God board consists of 3 members:

  • Randy Loubier, Exec Director of the Board
  • Trip Nine, Treasurer of the Board
  • Katie Keane, Secretary of the Board



Ekballo U 
75-5851 Kuakini Hwy # 301
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
United States

Our headquarters are based in Kona Hawaii at the University of the Nations. This is YWAM’s largest missions base globally with 400-750 students per semester.

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