Ron Edmondson is a pastor, teacher and church leadership consultant. He currently serves as senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky., a historic church with a bright future that is experiencing a tremendous growth period. Ron believes the church should be a positive influencer for change in a community.
Before becoming a pastor, Ron spent more than 20 years in the business world. Working since he was 12 years old, Ron worked in the grocery business through high school, spent 10 years in retail management, and then was self-employed until entering the ministry 14 years ago. During his business career, he owned one of the fastest growing insurance agencies in the state, as well as a small manufacturing facility employing more than three dozen people. Additionally, Ron served as an elected city councilperson and vice-mayor and served on dozens of national, state and local nonprofit boards.
Ron has an undergraduate from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and master's degrees from Luther Rice Seminary in Georgia and Eastern University, near Philadelphia.
Ron blogs almost daily at RonEdmondson.com and has been a part of online ministry for more than 15 years. An avid runner, Ron's greatest moments are found spending time with his wife, two grown sons and a daughter-in-law.