Rev. Ron Berrus and his wife, Valorie (Val), accepted the call to Bible Baptist Church in November, 2009. Pastor Ron took over as lead pastor in April, 2010.
Prior to coming to BBC, Ron and Val led the Missionary Care Division of the Association of Baptist for World Evangelism from 2004-2010.
From 1985-2004 Ron served as pastor at First Baptist Church in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. From 1977-1985 he served as senior pastor at First Welsh Baptist Church in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania. From 1975-1977 he served as the youth pastor at this same church.
Pastor Ron and Val graduated from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, in 1977. Ron has a Bachelor of Science in Bible with a major in missions. Val has a Bachelor of Science in Bible with a major in elementary education. In 1974, Ron received an AAS in forestry from Morrisville State College in Morrisville, New York.
Pastor Ron loves to teach and preach the Word of God, make disciples and train leaders. His hobbies include hunting, photography, tennis, backpacking and “fixing stuff.”
Val’s passion is teaching the Bible, practicing hospitality, serving and helping others in their walk with God. She enjoys reading and especially being “GiGi" to her six grandchildren.
Ron and Val have four children: Josh and Liana, Jason and Bev, Janelle and Dan, and Jeremy and Erica. They also have six grandchildren: Javin, Samantha, Tegan, Will, Jack, and Evelyn.