Thirty three years ago Dr. Ronn Read was hired to become the Senior Pastor at a church in Quincy IL. Since that church, he has served in four other churches, from Wisconsin to Washington state - and finally back to Illinois where he served the last seven years as the Senior Pastor of Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich.
Now, after all those years, serving in five churches, he is set to minister in over 1000 churches.
Dr. Read was recently hired as the area director for Man in the Mirror ministries, a nationwide ministry with the goal of 'serving pastors, training leaders, and transforming men.
'Man in the Mirror, based out of Orlando FL, has existed for over 25 years, which was when the book by the same name was published. The ministry set their sights on a huge goal of impacting the lives of 10 million men by the year 2020. To do so, they are calling 330 Area Directors nationwide, each with the challenge of bringing the "No Man Left Behind" model to their area of 1000 churches.
Read, who is responsible for raising his own budget for the NW Chicagoland Area, was the first officially hired Area Director.
Dr. Read will be meeting with area pastors and men's leaders to help them assess their current situation, plan an all-inclusive ministry to men, then implement and sustain whatever it takes to 'disciple' the men of their church.
Read will welcome the author of Man in the Mirror, Patrick Morley, as he hosts an area-wide Pastor's Gathering on Nov. 12 at Kemper Lakes. To register, contact Dr. Read at firstname.lastname@example.org.