Dr. Ron Rand has enjoyed 50 years of pastoral ministry. He attended Hebrew Union College, Princeton, McCormick, and United Theological Seminaries. He is an equipper, not just an educator. His consistent 4-D ministry pattern has been to Design and Develop Ministries, Disciple leaders, and Delegate the leadership to others. In 1981, he founded the FATHERS® Team Ministry. Today, this Ministry has the distinction of having the longest continual track record of any ministry in existence for fathers!
God has blessed Ron’s pastorates with sizable church growth due to his Disciple-making emphasis. He has equipped nationals in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Africa. And Taiwan. He enjoys mentoring other pastors. In 1990, he founded Up Building Ministries® whose mission is “to upbuild men, women, and children in practical expressions of their faith.” Various denominations from over 500 churches have experienced such practicums.
God has gifted Ron with creativity, a sense of humor, and ability to simplify profound Biblical truths. His love for the Lord and people of all ages is evident. His enthusiasm is contagious! A story-telling teaching style has made him a popular speaker at Promise Keepers, Iron Sharpens Iron, and practicums for Men, Families, and Pastors.. While in Cincinnati, he was a regular chapel speaker for the Reds, Bengals, and L.A. Dodgers!
Dr. Rand is the author of For Fathers Who Aren’t In Heaven, The FATHERS Team Curriculum, The Evangelism HELPER, and Won By One. He is married, lives in Ft. Myers, FL, and has three married sons and daughters-in-law, three grandsons, and two granddaughters.