UpBuilding Men, Women, and Children in Practical Christianity

Dr. Ron Rand’s Biography

Dr. Ron Rand is the Founder and Director of UpBuilding Ministries since 1990.

He is an ordained pastor and attended Hebrew Union College, Princeton, McCormick and United Theological Seminaries. His first pastorate of five years was with a small-sized rural congregation in Mora, Minnesota which the Lord doubled in size. He then served as both an Associate and Co-Pastor for eighteen years at College Hill Presbyterian Church, a congregation of 2300 members in Cincinnati, Ohio, from which the Lord birthed multiple lay ministries. God has also blessed Ron with numerous opportunities to train nationals on mission fields in Japan, Taiwan, Haiti, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.

Both pastorates have shaped his ministry to equip men, women, children, youth, singles, and married couples to express their Christian faith in practical ways. Ron is one of the pioneers of men' ministries, having founded the FATHERS Team Ministry in 1981. He thoroughly enjoys serving as a 'Barnabas' to pastors of small-sized congregations and mentoring those just beginning the ministry.

God has gifted Ron with creativity, an engaging sense of humor, and an amazing ability to simplify profound Biblical truths. His love for the Lord and people of all ages and GRACE focused teaching are evident. His enthusiasm is contagious!

Ron's story-telling style of communicating has made him a popular speaker at family events, marriage seminars, leadership retreats, and pastors' conferences for churches of many denominations. He has been a regular speaker at Promise Keepers and chapel services of Major League Baseball and NFL football teams.

Dr. Rand is the author of Won By One and For Fathers Who Aren't In Heaven. He is married, has three married sons and daughters-in-law, three grandsons, and two granddaughters. His email address is: ron.upbuilding@gmail.com.

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