Dr. Ron Barnes
Ron Barnes has been with GRCC as the only Lead Pastor of GRCC, beginning his ministry in January of 1998. Ron has earned the B.A. in General Arts from the University of Waterloo, the M. Div. from Central Baptist Seminary (Now Heritage College and Seminary) and the Doctor of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, KY. Ron is overjoyed about being married to Sue. They have a daughter Laura, who is married to Kevin Pangborn. There oldest daughter Elizabeth, went to be with Jesus in May of 2009. Ron loves expository preaching/teaching and the study that comes with it. His desire is to see the GRCC people grow in their love and adoration of God above all things and that the overflow of this would be that they would commit to going into the community of Centre Wellington and to work together to make disciples. Ron enjoys the outdoors, sports, music and talking about Jesus with anyone who is willing to.
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.