Ron is our fun-loving Senior Pastor who came to Grand River Community Church in January of 1998, when the church was only a few months old. Ron has over 30 years of Pastoral experience. He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary (now Heritage Theological Seminary). He is in the writing phase of a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is married to his wonderful wife Susan and they have a beautiful daughter Laura who is at University and a second daugher who passed from this life into the presence of Jesus in May 2009. Ron loves expositional preaching and the Biblical study that goes with it, sports, music, time with family and friends and sharing the good news of Jesus with anyone that will listen.
The name is Hauer… James Hauer… But everyone calls me Jamie.
Life for me really started when I was 14 and I committed to a life lived for God. Jesus took hold of me at that time and since then I’ve lived under the conviction that He is both King and Lord. He’s convinced me that youth ministry is what I’m supposed to do with the rest of my life and so that’s what I’ve been pursuing. I’ve worked at churches, camps, and other jobs focused on youth ministry. I attended Word of Life Bible Institute where I graduated with a Certificate in Biblical Studies and then went on to Heritage College and Seminary where, 5 long years later, I’m finishing a Bachelors of Theology (April can’t come soon enough). I married the greatest woman alive just about 3 years ago and Amy hasn’t regretted it yet (that I know of). Growing up, my youth pastor was a huge influence on my faith in Christ and I desperately want to be that guy for someone else. Besides a passion for discipleship and teaching, I also love THE BLUE JAYS, sports, music, spoken word, and apologetics.