Co-Pastor Ronald Garner, the youngest of thirteen children, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at the age of ten (10) and was baptized. The early years of his spiritual journey were at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, where his mother served as a church leader for many years. He was later permitted to attend and join the Carey Tercentenary A.M. E. Church where he remained through most of his teenage years.
Co-Pastor Ronald Garner later became a member of the Pleasant Grove M.B. Church where he served from l968 until l997. During those years he served as a member of the Church Choir, President of the Pastor’s Aid Committee, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees. Answering a higher call from God, in June 1996 he was called into the Gospel Ministry, and preached his first sermon entitled “Let’s Go Fishing”, taken from Matthew 4:19.
Co-Pastor Ronald Garner currently serves as Co-Pastor of the New Life Deliverance Church of Chicago, Illinois, where he was licensed in April of l997, and ordained in l998.
Co-Pastor Ronald Garner serves as Superintendent of the Church School, Adult Sunday School Teacher, General Overseer of the Joshua Movement Men’s Ministry, Oversees the Ministerial Alliance and Christian Education Ministries.
He currently humbly served as General Overseer of the Men’s Ministry for Faith Tabernacle Outreach Ministry (FTOM) under the leadership of Bishop Herbert Bright of Trenton, NJ. Co-Pastor Garner has a continuing dream and goal that more men would become active in the church and committed to kingdom living and kingdom building, so that we may be better examples for our families, communities, and the world.
Co-Pastor Garner is a retired employee of the Chicago Transit Authority, where he worked for 25 years. In his own words, “While there, I had many opportunities to witness, and to present the plan of salvation to the multitudes.”
Co-Pastor Garner is married to Bishop Sharon Garner. He is the grateful father of four adult children, of whom God has chosen two of them to bring forth His Word as ministers.
He completed his secular education in the Chicago Public Schools, attended Malcolm X City College, and did coursework at the Chicago Baptist Institute.
Co-Pastor Garner enjoys watching sports, movies, and photography.