Ron Dunn (1936 - 2001) was an international itinerate Bible teacher whose life still inspires many of today's most influential pastors. In this new biography, fellow disciple Ron Owens writes to pass along the spirit and passion of this man who, from his mother's womb, was called to preach the Word of God.
We learn this calling had to be worked out in the context of some of the highest peaks and deepest valleys a person can experience, from great success in ministry to the tragic suicide of Dunn's son and a ten-year battle with clinical depression that followed.
Ultimately the grace of God expanded Dunn's ministry further, and this celebration of his life and mission includes special remembrances from Christian leaders, excerpts from his best-selling books, abridged versions of his most popular sermons, and notes from his wife Kaye.
Before his death on June 29, 2001, at the age of 64, due to Pulmonary Fibrosis, Ronald Dunn had an extensive itinerate ministry of Bible teaching and preaching and served as the Minister-at-Large for the MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church in Irving, TX. He was also the president of LifeStyle Ministries, an organization that produces Bible study cassettes, which he founded in 1970. He preached Bible Conferences all over the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, Central America, South Africa and the Caribbean Islands.
A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, Ron was saved at the age of nine, began preaching at the age of fifteen and pastored his first church at the age of seventeen. After completing his Masters of Divinity at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary he pastored the Valley View Baptist Church and Munger Place Baptist Church of Dallas. In 1966, he became the pastor of the MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving, TX.
During his time as pastor there, the church doubled in size and began a unique 24-hour Intercessroy Prayer Ministry. This Prayer Ministry has become the model for similar ministries in churches and Christian organizations around the country. In 1975, Ron resigned to fully devote his time to an itinerate ministry of bible teaching and writing.
Ron Dunn is the author of Any Christian Can, The Faith Crisis, Victory, Don’t Just Stand There - Pray Something, Will God Heal Me?, and Friendly Fire. In 1993, the British edition of Don’t Just Stand There - Pray Something was on the UK Christian Bestsellers list for a year and a half, outselling every other Christian book in the UK.
His wife, Kaye, is the President of LifeStyle Ministries and lives in Flower Mound, Texas. They have two children, Stephen and Kimberly. Their first child, Ronald Jr., died in 1975 at the age of 18.
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