Ron Smith was born in Burlington, Washington. He was raised on a farm in Mt. Vernon, Washington. He learned his work ethic on that farm. He came to know Christ at an early age and by his late teens was committed to serving the Lord in the ministry. He began preaching in his teens.
Upon High School graduation he attended Seattle Bible College where he spent three years in the intense study of Godís Word. Those studies set the standard for his ministry of teaching through the Bible.
In 1973 Ron was called to pioneer a Church in Eastern Washington. He was there for two years establishing the fellowship. During those years he worked full time as a journeyman meat cutter to support his family and ministry.
Late in 1975 he was called to Pastor a Church in Tacoma, Washington. Then, in June of 1977 he moved to Tualatin, Oregon where he was an Assistant Pastor at Grace Community Church.
From Tualatin, Ron was called to McMinnville in June of 1984. He continues to serve Calvary Chapel as the Senior Pastor.
He has a passion to see the Word of God shared throughout the local community and has pioneered new works to accomplish this goal. He is a strong supporter of missions world wide.
Ron has been married to Marleen, a school teacher and very supportive Pastorís wife, for more than twenty-seven years. He has three children and several grand-children.
For recreation, Ron enjoys planes, motorcycles and cars.