Ron has served for over 30 years as a full-time pastor.  His various roles include a Children’s Pastor, Senior Adult Pastor, and Pastor of Care Ministries. He is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) who loves to share God's compassion through counseling ministries. On top of all that, he even found time to serve a six year stint with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as a Sheriff’s Chaplain and was Lead Chaplain for all of Los Angeles County for one year. We are lucky to have him in our church family!

Some of Ron’s favorite things are:

* listening to and interacting with people

* reading a good book of fiction

* enjoying a meal with his wife Marilyn at Bob’s Big Boy

Ron felt his call to ministry while in high school and made a personal commitment to Christ in his sophomore year. Following this decision, Ron earned a B.A. in Christian Education from Biola University and an M.A. from Talbot Theological Seminary. In 1978, Ron married his lovely wife Marilyn. He was ordained into the ministry in the spring of 1979.

In 2005, Ron enrolled at Vanguard Graduate School and earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. He is currently a licensed Marriage and Family therapist (#46561) in the state of California and continues to serve our congregation as a Pastor.  

Ron is here to serve both his church and his community by applying the timeless truth of Scripture and the best insights of psychology to the hurting needs of those around him.