Our Pastor - Rev. Ron Plemons
Ron Plemons passed away suddenly on August 22nd due to heart failure. Ron will be missed and never forgotten. Please enjoy a brief snapshot of a life lived to please the Lord.
Ron Plemons was born in Waco, Texas and raised in the farming community of Lorena, Texas. He was the son of Gerald and Helga Plemons. He was led to a personal relationship with Christ while a Chemistry/Biology student at McLennan Community College and accepted God's call to ministry 2 years later. He attended First Baptist Church, Woodway in Waco while discerning God's will for his studies and met his wife, Susan.
They were married in 1984 and Ron began his studies at Criswell College for Biblical Studies that same year. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. His Masters of Divinity degree in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was conferred in 1991.
Since graduating from seminary, Ron has served as Pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida and Cornerstone Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He also served both local Southern Baptist Associations and assisted the local communities through service on Boards and volunteering in local schools.
He led his congregations to support missions locally and abroad. The teams he led have served in hurricane relief, outreach to the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, and evangelism in Denver, Colorado and Denmark.
Ron was a man who enjoyed his family, hunting, reading, traveling and being with the church body. His favorite Scripture was 1 Timothy 1:15, "It is a faithful and true saying that Christ Jesus came to save sinners of whom I am chief."