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Carl & Connie Ballestero Singing Old Songs

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Acres of Diamonds

Daughters Of Jerusalem

Goodbye Old World I’m Through

He Forgives

I Praise You, I Praise You

I Trust In God

No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus

Jesus Is All I Need

Ship Ahoy

A Little House On Hallelujah Street

Bro. Carl and Sis. Connie Ballestero Sing Some Of Their Most Requested Songs!

The Ballesteros sing with anointing! They sing old melodies that are dear to our hearts. Bro. Carl Ballestero’s beautiful tenor voice was a great complement to his ministry. He was requested to sing everywhere he went. Sis. Content “Connie” Ballestero is well known for her beautiful vocal harmony and unique style of playing the piano. She would always bless the congregations with testimonies that were never forgotten.

Their most requested song was “Acres of Diamonds.”

The date and location of this amateur recorded session is unclear. What is certain, is that this was not an attempt to be professional, but rather a preserving of memories. Sis. Ballestero is playing the piano, but the names of any other accompanying musicians are unknown.

*More songs will be added as soon as possible.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm

20 Responses

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  1. What treasures!!! I miss their singing so much. Was just listening to them yesterday!! Love, love!

    Carlene Branham

    January 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

  2. You are blessed to have your parents recorded singing.
    YOu can feel the dedication and commitment!

    I have asked one of our men to put this on cd for
    others to enjoy here at FPC in NLR, Ar.

    Faye Walton

    March 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

  3. Bro. Marty, I was just listening to your parents sing some of the old songs of yesterday and was filled with nostalgia. Beautiful to sit and enjoy the presence of the Lord as they sang. There was just something about the anoiting of those old, but new songs. God bless you for sharing. It made my evening! Love you and my “sis” Marcia.

    Bonnie Hill

    March 29, 2010 at 12:50 am

  4. Thank you for sharing these old songs of your parents! I loved to hear them sing when he would preach for Bro Spell and at Camp Meetings. Last time I got to hear them was at Life Tabernacle in Baton Rouge, July of 1996. I still have the cookbook your mom was selling, that their church had put out.

    Pamella Lemieux

    May 18, 2010 at 12:59 am

    • Thank you dear. (Daddy died in Sept. of 1994 after having Alzheimer’s for 6-7 years)

      mballestero

      May 18, 2010 at 7:59 am

  5. Priceless! The Oldtimers had such a passion for The Truth. Today, I prayed for The Lord to take me back, to remember all the things I was willing to give up, If He would just fill me with the Holy Ghost. I want to stay a saved and willing vessel of God. I got the best of my trade.I love the Holiness way of living and I aim to make it all the way. Thank you for the inspiration you give.New Bethel loves you.

    Brenda Lawrence

    June 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

  6. Marty it is wonderful to keep your parents singing aive. How I have longed to hear my parents voices, but we didn’t have recording equipement.I love your blogs and all the information of family connected with it.

    Marian June Davis

    July 28, 2010 at 11:57 am

  7. O’ what memories, thanks so much for sharing. If only we could turn back the clock.Thanks so much for your blog.

    Myrlen Frazier

    October 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm

  8. Every now and then I’ll hear your Mother singing during worship. It’s just a little hard not to get emotional when I hear her voice. Thanks for these precious songs. It brings back many memories.

    Jonathan Pierce

    December 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

  9. I love the singing! It brought tears to my eyes while listening. Thank you.

    Miriam Goodine

    February 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

  10. Thanks so much for sharing. What a heritage. I’m so thankful to have been raised under the leadership of your father and yourself. Precious memories-what a treasure.

    Glenda Smith

    March 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

  11. Bro. Ballestro, I can still hear your parents singing Acres of Diamonds. I had the honor to hear them on several occasions… Just wonderful! I was just a kid then I grew up under Bro. Bye they use to preach for us… I love it!! May God Bless!

    Darla Cayten

    March 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

  12. I was a saint at Truth Tabernacle in fontana,ca. where I first heard him preach and fell in Love with him, his preaching and their singing! I consider him one of my best friends.I am now at Inland Lighthouse Church in Rialto, Ca. with another very good friend L.L.Booker, my Pastor, along with Sister Ballestero and the Marxer family. He has had such a tremendous influence on my life,I miss him so much!

    alex saldana

    May 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

  13. I was fortunate to find a message by Bro. Ballestero (The Writing is in the Wall) on a podcast. It was dated 1969, bit still completely relevant in 2011! What a blessing to listen to. I’m so thankful I have a pastor who preaches the same type of holiness, apostolic message!

    Loni J.

    August 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  14. I love this! I love Acres of Diamonds I had a preaching tape with them singing this song, and the message was awsome and you could feel the annointing and power of the Holy Ghost! just like you were there! his message was about how some people take this treasure for granted and he compared it to some who had earthly treasues in there back yard but did not know exactly what they had or the value of of there meager exsistence until they sold it for a small price and later to find out they could have had millions, but sold there treasures never to regain them again!

    Ruth Roberts

    October 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

  15. I love this! I love Acres of Diamonds I had a preaching tape with them singing this song, and the message was awsome and you could feel the annointing and power of the Holy Ghost! just like you were there

    Ruth Roberts

    October 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

  16. I love the way elder Carl Ballestero and Sister Content Ballestero sing.

    Raul Palos

    January 21, 2012 at 11:41 pm

  17. Can their music be purchased on cd ?

    John Smith

    January 23, 2012 at 1:44 am

  18. I Loved so much, listening to your Dad and Mother singing these old songs. IT was Beautiful, Thank you so much for sharing.

    Brenda McCormack

    January 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm


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