Harvest Christian Assembly



Thanks for visiting our church page. My wife Shawn and I would love to meet you personally. When you visit please take a moment to introduce yourself to us. We look forward to meeting you!






Pastor Ron and Shawn live in Cortland, Ohio. They have six grown children (Jeremiah, Seth, Jonathan, Joy, Caleb and Benjamin) and three grandchildren (Rohen, Brynlee and Marley).



Harvest Christian Assembly of God, in Howland: Lead Pastor 1993 - present

Ohio Ministry Network: District Affiliated -Regional Representative 2009 - 12

The Warren Family Mission:

Ohio Valley Teen Challenge: Board of Directors (Executive Secretary 2008 - 11)

Youngstown-Warren Section Development Committee (ministry development director) 2006 - 12

Cortland Ministerial Association (LOAF) vice president/president 2002 - 07

Cortland News, editoral board (religion writer) 2004 - 08

Licensed Realtor in Ohio 2003 - 09



Ashland Theological Seminary; Ashland, Ohio: Master of Divinity -2017

Malone College; Canton, Ohio: Master of Arts (Leadership in Christian Ministry -2008)

Central Bible College; Springfield, Missouri: Bachelor of Arts (Bible and Theology -1991)

Terra Community College; Fremont, Ohio: Associate in Applied Science (Welding/Fabrication -1983)




Articles & Resources for Church Workers

  • Starting a Greeter Program
    Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
  • Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
    One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
    “I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.