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I was born in the small town of Sidney, Ohio to parents who were hard working, common people who did their best to provide for five children on factory wages. I was taught at a very early age what hard work was and quickly learned that success would only come with hard work and perseverance. My dad drilled this into me on a frequent basis, and when he passed away when I was 12 years old I was forced to put his philosophies into practice right away.

For the first half of my work career I was employed at three different factories doing everything from climbing to the top of grain silos to welding Army tanks. The second half of my career saw me gravitate toward managerial roles at a defense contractor and an auto manufacturing plant. I finished my work career as a Safety Manager.

I have been exposed to many different cultures, languages, and belief systems in my career. While I couldn’t see it at the time, I later discovered that God was actually preparing me for His service by exposing me to things I otherwise would never have seen.

I came to accept Christ as my Savior when as a young man of 22 years of age,God sent someone to my place of employment who began patiently explaining the way of salvation to me. Evidently I was hungry to hear the Good News because I eagerly accepted the Lord into my heart,and my world was radically changed from that moment on.

Over the past four decades I have served the Church in nearly every capacity imaginable, including Senior Pastor as well as numerous pastoral staff positions. I’ve also planted a new church, have served on numerous boards and committees, and I’ve even been the janitor. All in all I’ve had quite the ride in serving the Lord!

God has given me a heart for the underprivileged, the underdog who has no one to stand by them, and especially abused and neglected children.

This blog is a reflection of my 40+ years of serving the Lord and His people. My intent is to make you think about your relationship with Him from a personal perspective. You may not like what I say. In fact I’m pretty sure I will say something that will make you take a hard look at where you are in your walk with Christ.

At least I hope so!

Copyright 2012-2018 Ron Whited. All rights reserved.

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