Pastor Ronald Lee Drown, 78, met his Lord and Savior Yeshua, (Jesus) face to face on March 14, 2019 after a battle with illness. His devotion to his God, his love for teaching, and passion for Hebrew studies in search of truth with a strong emphasis on the Hebraic roots of Christianity, was only matched by his love for his family.
Ronald, author of several books, dedicated years of study and research into the ancient Hebrew writings, Jewish thought, and biblical translations. He read, spoke, and wrote Hebrew and taught Hebrew to students of the bible.
Ronald was blessed with a very large and loving family. He married his beloved wife,
Ruth Estella Beard, 61 years ago. Together they raised and supported seven wonderful children while evangelizing regionally, pastoring and working hard in Ron’s construction business.
Ron is survived by his wife, Ruth; his sons Nathan (Aurea), James (Sharon), John (Laurie) and Ronald; his daughters Grace Drown, Martha Grass and Mary Blades (Larry); his grandchildren Melissa Hammond (Ryan), Brittany Schmidt (Michael), Natasha Grass, Nathan Grass (Debie), Chantel Grass, Pipere Lebo (Nick), Brent Edwards, Joshua Drown (Shanelle), Jacob Drown (Hannah), Jeshua Drown, Jonathon Drown, Josiah Drown, Ana Grasso (Michael), Mara Drown, Olivia Drown, Whitney Morgan, Lauren Morgan, Zachary Blades, and Chad Blades as well as many beloved great grandchildren. His brothers are Wayne Drown and Jim Drown. He is preceded in death by his son Jonathan David, his brothers, Larry Drown and Fred Nichol; his parents; and his grandson, Derek.
Ron will be buried at the Elm Ridge Memorial Park in Muncie, Indiana. Viewing hours are from 12:00 – 2:00 with service beginning at 2:00 p.m. on March 26, 2019. Bruce Carrier, one of Pastor Drown’s respected Biblical Hebrew students who was mentored under his ministry, will be officiating.