Park, FL Dan Bauman, Former
Professor Bethel Seminary
I seldom recommend speakers. However, I do commend Dr. Ron
Rand and the UpBuilding Weekend he leads. Here's why: He is believable;
has strong credibility; uses humor with heavy emphasis upon Scripture;
is a wonderful story teller; and our people absolutely loved him! Each
session involved the persons attending and the cost was affordable to
any church of any size. As a former homiletics professor I give Ron and
IN Jeff Russell, Pastor, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship
The Weekend connects with people where they are and live. Ron uses
interesting stories that children to senior adults can understand and
apply in profound ways. He also challenges everyone to grow spiritually.
Believe me when I say I guarantee every church will be blessed in many
unusual and lasting ways!
NH Lynne Hubley, Pastor of First
The Upbuilding weekend that Ron Rand led was an amazing turning
point in the life of our church. Ron is a real, energetic, fun, Spirit
filled man who loves the Lord with all his heart and has a unique calling
for upbuilding people's faith. Children, adults,land leaders are still
sharing how God worked in them during the weekend. Our people are applying
the Word of God to their lives in practical and life-changing ways. Ron
truly helped our church body be transformed from just "hearers of the
word --to doers of the word".
OH John Kirby, Former Business Administrator, Kenwood
Dr. Rand preached for us several times during our interim pastoral
time so our people became quite familiar with him. We were grateful for
the 17 conversions that we experienced at his invitation on Christmas
and also for the numerous rededications that came during the Weekend.
OH Jeff Perkins, Pastor of Oak Harbor Community
God has gifted Ron with wisdom that is clearly revealed in his practical
teaching. Our congregation greatly benefited from Rons maturity
as a seasoned pastor and from his integrity in applying Gods Biblical
principles to his life as a spiritual leader. We, at Oak Harbor Community,
are greatful recipients.
PA Glynis LaBarre, Pastor of First
Last weekend history was made as three of the largest churches co-hosted
an Upbuilding Weekend. It was a wonder filled success! Dr. Rand's teaching
was filled with practical Biblical application for keeping our relationships
on target, growing, and practicing forgiveness, healing, and renewal where
needed. The highlight was a miraculous joint worship service in the high
school auditorium on Sunday! What a witness to our community! The whole
Weekend was FUN and an effective way to get people involved in prayer
TX Brian Newman, Minister to Married Adults, Park Cities
What impressed me most about the Weekend is how Ron was so effective
with all ages. His ability to minister to the most senior adult to the
youngest child is simply a rare gift from God! Also, this
ministry has such a strong Biblical basis. Gods Word was the focus
of each of the sessions and was accurately presented. My own family was
strengthened and up built, too!
WV Michael Hopkins, Pastor of Simpson Creek
Scharnhorst, Associate Pastor
has a remarkable style of presentation. Through practical acrostics, visual
aids, humorous characters, story telling, histrionic scriptural memorizations,
and down to earth fun, the good news of Gods grace through
Jesus Christ comes through loud and clear.