Evangelist Ron DeGarde was saved as an eight-year-old boy, and shortly thereafter God began to work in his heart about the matter of vocational Christian service. In a revival meeting at age fifteen, Ron surrendered to God’s divine call to be an evangelist. God has continued to confirm this call to evangelism primarily through His Word and also through years of ministering with other evangelists, evangelistic teams, various local churches, Christian Colleges, and Christian camps.
Ron graduated from Bob Jones University in 1996 and 1998 with both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Bible. He traveled with Minutemen Ministries conducting youth rallies nationwide for two years and has been traveling in evangelism independently since 2002. He also served on staff at the Wilds Christian Camp for nine summers and two years full time. After finishing seminary, Ron married Kristin Scherbenske who is a gifted pianist, arranger, and composer. Kristin received her Bachelors degree in Music Education as well as a Masters degree in music composition from Bob Jones University where she also served as a dorm counselor for two years. Kristin serves alongside Ron as wife, homemaker, musician and mother. Ron and Kristin have four children: Abigail, Alyssa, Andrew, and Austin.
The DeGardes make their home in Charlotte, North Carolina and Ron serves as the staff evangelist at Bible Baptist Church. They are excited to see God’s power not only in their marriage and family, but also in their ministry.