Ron Hutchcraft is an impassioned contemporary evangelist, speaker, author and radio host. As President of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Ron and his team specialize in developing authentic, relevant and creative tools to, as Ron says, “Bring the lost to the Cross.” Ron is committed to communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost in their language and to motivating and equipping believers to communicate Christ to the lost in their world.
He has hosted two international youth radio broadcasts and has authored many books. His most recent book came out in 2021 – Hope When Your Heart is Breaking: Finding God’s Presence in Your Pain (Harvest House).
For over 35 years, Ron has been a part of people’s daily lives through his popular radio program. “A Word With You” is heard on over 1,300 outlets across the country and broadcast internationally in the six most-spoken languages in the world.
Ron, with his late wife Karen, is the co-founder of On Eagles’ WingsTM, an outreach and leadership development program for Native American, First Nations and Alaskan Native young people. He has traveled with and helped shepherd Native-led On Eagles’ WingsTM teams that have brought hope to over 100 Native communities. He is also co-founder of the Warrior Leadership Summit conference, which annually brings together young people from almost 100 indigenous nations. In addition, the On Eagles’ WingsTM Warrior Scholarship Fund has helped many Native young people go to college to train for spiritual leadership among their people.
Ron has been a popular speaker for major events and conferences in North America, Africa, South America, Australia and Asia and has spent his entire life working cross-culturally with young people. At Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism and other conferences, Ron has trained tens of thousands of Christian leaders in how to be spiritual rescuers in our rapidly-changing culture.
Ron is looked to as a “Spiritual Rescue Coach.” Ron comes alongside Christian ministries, organizations and leaders, and provides both the “want to” and the “how to” for using their influence for maximum evangelistic impact. “Movements of rescue” have been and continue to be developed through Christian business leaders, Christian Radio broadcasters, church leaders, everyday believers, and more.
Rev. Hutchcraft served as the Chairman of the 1991 Northern New Jersey Billy Graham Crusade, and frequently spoke at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association pre-Crusade youth events and Schools of Evangelism. He continues to speak regularly at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. Ron was honored as Moody Bible Institute’s Alumnus of the Year for 1997. Ron has worked alongside his late wife and life-long ministry partner, Karen. They have three children who have served with them in ministry, and nine grandchildren.