Minister of Music
Ron was born and reared in Valley, Alabama, where his father and 2 older brothers still live. He grew up in the church and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 8. At the age of 16, he began serving as the music director in the same church, where his parents were in the choir. Ron attended Samford University in Birmingham, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Church Music degree in 1988. He then attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and graduated with a Master of Church Music degree in 1991. He has served churches in Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois and Florida in both full-time and part-time music positions.
Ron and his wife, Martha, have been married for 25 years and presently live in New Tampa. Martha is employed by JHS Capital Advisors in downtown Tampa as Director of Human Resources. Ron and Martha have two sons: Justin, age 14, who just completed Liberty Middle School, and Jacob, age 11, who just completed his elementary years at Tampa Palms Elementary School.
What is the best thing to eat for breakfast? Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? On a golf course
What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Polynesian Sauce
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Football player
How do you eat oreos? I don’t
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your best friend’s name? Scott & Van
Have you ever met a celebrity? Yes, several professional athletes and a few actors.
How many countries have you visited? 2
Can you hula hoop? Of course
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
Do you like your peanut butter creamy or crunchy? Crunchy
What is the last good book you’ve read? The Story by Max Lucado
Name a song you know all of the words to: Amazing Grace
What was your first job? My first legitimate job at age 16 was working at a truck stop as a bus boy in the restaurant. Prior to that I was a yard mowing machine!