LEXINGTON—Ronald Wilburn, a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, is celebrating his 60th year of serving in music ministry.
“Some may ask why I sing about Jesus. I sing of Him because I have experienced His transforming power in my life,” Wilburn shared. “He gives purpose for living and joy for serving all the day long. He gives ‘songs in the night,’ and a song for each new day to those who put their trust in Him.”
He continued, “What a privilege to sing of the unsearchable riches of Christ and experience the hope, peace, and power of his salvation day by day.”
Wilburn, a graduate of Campbellsville University and Georgetown College, has served as a worship pastor for Ninth & O and Clifton Baptist churches in Louisville; Crestwood, in Frankfort; Grace, in Lexington; Providence, in Winchester; Gano, in Georgetown; and Crestview, in Dayton, Ohio.
In addition, he has been involved in over 200 revival services, either as a song leader, choir director, or soloist across the nation and crusades in London, England. Wilburn also served on music committees with the Billy Graham Crusades in Lexington and Louisville.
He was a member of the Kentucky Baptist Men’s Chorale for more than 50 years. Now in his retirement, he presents music for retirement centers in the Lexington area.
“I have no reason to ever doubt my call to the field of sacred music ministry. By the Lord’s providence, protection and love, I have been able to sing His praises through all my years,” Wilburn said. (WR)