After Pastor Ron graduated from Michigan State University with an M.B.A, Avon Products employed him at its corporate headquarters in New York City. It was from his neighbors, Pastor Robert and Mary Gage, that he first heard the claims of Christ. Pastor Ron had been in a denominational church for twenty seven years but had never heard the simple gospel message that all had sinned against a holy God and that the God-man, Jesus Christ, had died for sinners and simply by faith alone in Christ completed work at Calvary one could have eternal life (Rom 10:9-13). It was on a night in 1975 that the Lord opened Pastor Ron's heart and his wife's to heed the things of the Lord. The reality of the Word of God so came alive in his life so he left the corporate world and moved to Indiana with his family. There he went to Grace Theological Seminary and graduated in 1983 with a Masters of Divinity Degree. In 2003 he graduated with a Doctorate from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary.
Pastor Ron has been at Lemoyne Baptist Church since 1986, where he has enjoyed preaching the Word of God. The saints of Lemoyne Baptist desire to hear the Word and apply it to their life. They are not interested in other things but want to hear the deeper things of the Word and bring others to Christ. The ministry is taken seriously at Lemoyne with the saints using their gifts to meet each others needs.
Pastor Ron and his wife Suzie were married in 1970 in Toledo, Ohio. They have three married daughters and three grandchildren. The Lord has truly blessed them. Pastor Ron also enjoys reading, photography, computers and travel.