Ron Barnes

Lead Pastor

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 has completed the courses and thesis to obtain the Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and is waiting for final approval. He is married to his wonderful wife Susan and they have a beautiful daughter Laura who is a Registered Dietian. Laura is married to Kevin Pangborn and they life in Guelph. Ron and Sue had a second daugher, Elizabeth, 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.

Jamie Hauer

Youth and Onside Athletics-Elora

Before coming to Grand River Community Church (GRCC), Jamie attended Word of Life Bible Institute. After that, he went on to Heritage College and Seminary and by God’s providence, he began an internship at GRCC in the summer of 2014. He completed a Certificate in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Theology and by the grace of God, the church decided to hire him after his internship was over. Jamie married the greatest woman alive in 2012 and Amy hasn’t regretted it yet (that he knows of). They have 2 kids, Theodore and Eloise, with another on the way in January. Growing up in the Sauble Beach area, his own youth pastor had a great impact on his life and faith. Jamie wants nothing more than to be used by God to do something similar in the lives of students he works with. Besides a passion for discipleship and teaching, Jamie loves sports, music, spoken word, and apologetics.