Lead Pastor: Teaching and Vision Casting

RonaldoI was born in São Paulo, Brasil in 1977. Due to economic hardships that swept Brazil in the late 1980’s, my family moved to the United States in 1989. Growing up, I learned a lot about God from my parents and from the churches that we went to and yet I walked through life assuming that I was right with God. After my freshman year of college I was asked to work with Child Evangelism Fellowship’s 5 Day Clubs. During the training I realized that I was being trained to tell kids about something that I had never personally done myself. In early June 1997 I admitted to God that I was a sinner, that I believed in what Jesus had done on the cross in my place and I asked Him to forgive me.

I went to college at Penn State University and graduated with a B.S. in Education (2001), served for 3 years at Kutztown University with the Coalition for Christian Outreach (2002-2005), and in May 2010 graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania with a Master of Divinity. The journey from pursuing teaching in a school setting to teaching in the church was a gradual one. These years involved affirmation from the church; and also a growing desire and realization that teaching God’s Word is what God has designed me to do.

August 18, 2007 marks the most memorable day of my life. On that day, I married my best friend and the love of my life. Kelli amazes me, supports me, and loves me. God’s greatest gift to me is his salvation; His second greatest gift to me is my incomparable wife.

In September 2010 I began working part-time at First Baptist Church of Doylestown as the interim pastor at “The 5”, preaching at and leading the Sunday evening service. In September 2011 I was blessed to be hired full-time as the Assistant Pastor of Teaching and Outreach. In April 2013 I transitioned to being Lead Pastor: Teaching and Vision Casting.

My life’s all-encompassing fascination is Jesus. I cringe imagining what my life would consist of if not for his gracious sacrifice for me. I want to know Him and make Him known. Since Jesus transformed my life, I want to be used of Him in the transformation of the lives of others. Anything short of that is catastrophic.

Contact Ronaldo by the email address below: ronaldo.ghenov@gmail.com
Follow him on twitter: @ronaldoghenov