Ron & Louise MAYNARD
RON MAYNARD'S BIO
Ron became a full-time instructor at the invitation of the Naperville church eldership in July of 1997, after serving as a part-time instructor for Minnesota churches for five years. Ron and Louise first took the Fishers of Men training course with Darrell O'Rourke in 1983 while serving the Mankato church of Christ.
Ron and Louise have served in the mission field of Minnesota since 1974. During this time Ron served as pulpit minister, personal evangelist, deacon, elder, police chaplain, campaign director, youth and family camp director, board member for the Hands of Compassion Ministry in Rochester, MN, and editor of the Minnesota Milestones.
Ron is a graduate of the Bear Valley School of Preaching (now Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver) and holds a master's degree from the University of Minnesota at Mankato and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Growth and Evangelism from Theological University of America. Louise is a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University and is a retired public school teacher as well as a Bible class teacher who has been involved in curriculum development for various Bible classes for children.
Ron's ministry has focused on evangelism. He has been involved in numerous evangelistic outreach methods including bus evangelism and telephone campaigns. He has been involved in numerous church plantings, especially the churches in Faribault and Owatonna, Minnesota. He has been active in sharing evangelism methods with others at various workshops and college lectureships.
Since becoming a fulltime instructor, Ron has taught classes in 17 states as well as Russia, Ukraine, Barbados, and St. Vincent. He has taught personal evangelism classes in the regular curriculum of Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, Ohio Valley College, Piedmont Road School of Preaching and Biblical Studies in Marietta, GA, Heritage Christian University in Florence, AL, training those students not only to become fishers of men but to be part-time instructors who "will be able to teach others also." Ron is dedicated to going anywhere that the doors are opened to him.
Married in 1963, Ron and Louise have three children and nine grandchildren.
For health reasons, Ron stepped away from teaching FOM in 2017.