Ron Rands Biography
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.
has also blessed Ron with numerous opportunities to
train nationals on mission fields in Japan, Taiwan,
Haiti, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.
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.
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!
story-telling style of communicating has made him
a popular speaker at family events, marriage
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.
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: email@example.com.
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