Ron Man is the Director of Worship Resources International (WRI). He studied music at the University of Maryland (Bachelor of Music in Theory & Composition, 1974; Master of Music in Conducting, 1975). After coming to Christ in March 1975, he completed an additional year of conducting study at the State Music Academy in Munich,Germany, then attended Dallas Theological Seminary, receiving a Master of Theology degree in 1982, and later a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2009.
From 1983-88 Ron served on the pastoral staff of the International Chapel in Vienna, Austria. Then, from 1988-2000, he served as Pastor of Worship and Music at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. In 2000 Ron joined Greater Europe Mission, moving to Germany where he developed Worship Resources International. In the past 24 years he has taught in 39 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In January 2009 he rejoined the staff of First Evangelical Church as Pastor of Worship/Missionary in Residence, continuing the ministry of WRI while also being again active in worship planning and leading. In October 2018 he retired from the position of worship pastor in order to be able to focus more on teaching and writing with WRI (continuing in the role of Missionary in Residence at First Evan).
Ron is the author of Proclamation and Praise: Hebrews 2:12 and the Christology of Worship (Wipf & Stock, 2006) and has published both popular and academic articles in such publications as Worship Leader, Creator, Church Musician Today, Reformation and Revival, Reformed Worship, and Bibliotheca Sacra. He also produces Worship Notes, a free monthly online newsletter. His Let Us Draw Near: Biblical Foundations of Worship, a large textbook that documents the entire basic worship course he has been teaching for over 25 years, is presently in preparation for publication by Wipf & Stock.
He also serves on the board of the Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Mission.
Ron lives with his wife, Betsy, in Memphis, Tennessee. They have three married children and five beautiful grandchildren.
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