Join us this weekend as we continue our series Neighborhood Church with the message “Risk of Faith” by guest speaker, Ron Brown.
SATURDAY | 5:00 P.M.
SUNDAY | 8:00, 9:30, 11:11 A.M.
Ron is Executive Director of Teen Challenge Southern California, overseeing the ministry, which includes nine centers located in Kern, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Fresno and San Diego counties.
He has ministered in more than 45 countries including Romania, Russia, Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, Slovenia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Ethiopia, and many others. Ron has been and is currently involved with planting churches throughout these regions because he believes that the local church is God’s design and creation to disciple believers who are able to evangelize and disciple others.
He has been involved in ministry for 36 years; ten of these years as a bi-vocational minister. He worked in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff after completing the police academy, and also served our nation in the U.S. Air Force. At the same time, he was pursuing the call of God on his life in these various capacities:
He served as a Worship Leader, and also served in various pastoral roles; (youth, missions, associate, and assistant). He has an understanding of the dynamics and demands of local church ministry, as well as a heart for the world and seeing the Great Commission fulfilled to every tribe, every tongue, and every nation.
The last 26 years he has been involved in full-time vocational ministry. He served eight years, from 1993 – 2001 with the Los Angeles Rescue Mission; working with the homeless and addicted who were living on the streets of Los Angeles. He held various ministry positions at the Rescue Mission. His last ministry assignment there was as Executive Director of the entire ministry. A large part of his leadership role was to develop leaders, design program models, and inspire the leadership team to fulfill its mission to bring the gospel to the least of them.
For the last 18 years, from 2001 to present, he has been serving in leadership with Teen Challenge Southern California. Teen Challenge Southern California is the third oldest ministry out of more than 1,400 Teen Challenge ministries in more than 125 nations of the world. Through his tenure with Teen Challenge Southern California, he has been involved in leadership training with Teen Challenge ministries around the world. He has also been instrumental in planting new Teen Challenge works in Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, and Kenya.
In addition to his duties as Executive Director, he is passionate about leadership development and encouraging pastors and Christian leaders through conferences, locally and internationally. More than anything, Ron is a worshipper of God and simply believes that the love of Jesus is stronger than the bondage of sin and addiction and through the power of God’s grace, no one is beyond Christ’s redemption.