In 1983, Ron Lewis helped start a campus ministry at his alma mater, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, which grew into a regional church, King’s Park International Church, touching the universities and communities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Through his leadership, over 100 full-time ministers have been trained and released into the mission field, at least 30 churches have been planted, and King’s Park’s ministry extended into nations around the world including China, South Korea, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Guam, Taiwan, and Scotland. During this time, the influence of King’s Park was felt throughout the Triangle region as Ron pioneered the building of an 11 million, state-of-the-art worship complex with seating for 2,200 people. In 1990, Ron founded Campus Harvest, a short-term missions program and student conference that has grown to attract over 2,000 students annually from over 200 college campuses across the United States and around the world. In 1995, Ron walked through an open door into the nation of China, resulting in the formation of Strategic China Initiative (SCI), a ministry that develops training centers to equip indigenous Chinese pastors with theological foundations and practical ministry skills. To date, SCI has trained more than 25,000 pastors, distributed over 30 tons of literature, printed and distributed 700,000 Bibles throughout China, and sent out over 75 full-time national Chinese to reach minority groups within China. Ron continues to work inside China in serving and consulting with many of the key leaders of the underground house church movement. In addition he is active in educating and lobbying politicians and human rights groups on behalf of the persecuted church in China. With the help of Every Nation Ministries, Ron co-founded a dynamic, growing church at Times Square in the heart of Manhattan just after 9/11. This church is reaching the entire metropolitan area of New York City and has a significant outreach to Russian Jews in Brooklyn. Ron also founded the Community Life Center, an educational and tutorial ministry to disadvantaged children in the inner city of Durham, which has been called by the City of Durham a “win-win” situation. Ron’s first book is Standing on the Word, and his theological training comes from the Reformed Theological Seminary of Charlotte, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida. He serves on several boards including the Every Nation Senior Leadership Team. Splitting his time between New York City and Cary, NC, Ron has four sons: Nathan, Christian, Jordan, and John Luke. He and Lynette split their time between Manhattan and Raleigh. You can contact Pastor Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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