Was born in Culver City, California and was raised near the San Francisco Bay Area. The youngest of three brothers, Ron grew up in a Christian home. He turned away from the Lord for most all of his teenage years but, while serving in the United States Air Force, the Holy Spirit began moving on him and placed in Ron a longing to come home to the Lord. Not knowing what to do, Ron stole a gospel tract from a Christian coworker's desk at the air base and began comparing the tract with a Bible that his father had given him years before. That evening, Ron prayed on his knees and received Jesus into his heart. The change in Ron's life was immediate but, there was still more. About two years later, Ron received the baptism with the Holy Spirit along with Maria and received the call into ministry not long after. Ron studied several languages at school, managing to learn Spanish. Ron has a degree in Business Administration. He received a degree in Biblical Studies from Victory Bible College where he also served as an instructor. Ron is a licensed private pilot and has worked as a corporate vice president and manager in the oil and industrial manufacturing industry. Ron's gifts and calling are further revealed in his pioneering spirit - As a trailblazer, identifying and overcoming obstacles, and establishing strong foundations.
Was born and raised in southern Mexico. She is the sixth of eleven children. Maria was brought up in the Catholic religion but had no relationship with the Lord beyond the teachings of dead religion. She knew a little about the Lord but she did not know the Lord in any personal way. Maria was enraged by Ron's conversion and, for a few weeks, did everything she could to cause him to abandon his new faith. Later she said she had never seen anyone with such a peace upon them as Ron now had, and she hated him for it. Finally, her anger grew so much that she attempted to kill Ron (happily, she was unsucessful) as he slept. A few days later, she and Ron prayed together and Maria gave her heart to Jesus. She learned English by reading the old King James Bible after she was born again - now she is totally fluent. María studied cosmetology and has her professional licenses in the states of California and Texas. Maria finished her Bible studies at the Word of Life Training Center in California. She is an anointed and approved minister in the Word of God. Her spiritual understanding, perceptive gifts, strong character, and boldness in the declaration of the heart and mind of the Lord are witnesses to the call of God in her life.
Ron and Maria have served as missionaries in Mexico with their sons Dan and Bill. From there they began to minister in Cuba, Venezuela, Spain, and more than two dozen other countries. They founded pastored ¡Palabra Viva! (Word Alive!) church in Mexico, Blood & Fire Christian Center in the gang area of the eastern Los Angeles metro area, and, most recently, Antioch Church For The Nations, also in Southern California. Over the last few years they have returned to domestic and international ministry. God has placed a powerful and great desire in their hearts to see the ministry gifts, particularly apostles and prophets, armed and prepared to effectively fulfill their calls in the church and the world. Today Ron and Maria continue to strategically minister the word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit in the United States, and among the nations in conferences, churches, from house to house, and in the streets.
We hope you will enjoy the video below that includes some images of our ministry among the nations, as well as a story that describes the total victory that Jesus Christ has given us over the enemy. The song is one of the most powerful and prophetic we have ever heard. This anthem, Dancing on the Head of the Serpent, was written and performed by our friend, Ulf Christansson, from Sweden.