Ron Huffstetler
Pastoral Care
 
Ron is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God Cleveland, Tennessee.  Ron received his call to ministry at the North Carolina Church of God Summer Bible School in July 1961 and has faithfully served that calling ever since.  He attended Lee University and Holmes Theological Seminary.  His post graduate studies were at the Church of God Theological Seminary where he earned Master of Divinity Studies.
 

During his years of ministry, Ron has served as an Evangelist, Associate Pastor, North Carolina Church of God State Evangelist, and Pastor.  Ron has served as Pastor in Kansas, North Carolina, and Florida. And as a state evangelist in South Carolina and Tennessee. 

In May 2007 Ron retired from full time pastoral ministry. August 2011, Ron and his wife, Sue, moved to Ocala, FL and joined the leadership team of LWC.  
 
Ron and Sue have two sons and one daughter, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  
The Pastoral Care Ministry is a multifaceted ministry which works in association with the pastor to ensure that all those within the congregation are cared for in the event of a physical, financial, emotional, or spiritual crisis in their life that would require additional care from the congregation and/or pastoral staff.  
 
Pastoral Care ministers to the elderly, sick, homebound, hospital patients, members in adult care facilities, and nursing homes. These are all facilitated by a coordinator with a team of caring individuals assigned to minister through personal visits, prayer, communion, cards, and telephone calls.
 
Another vital aspect of this ministry is the “Celebration of Life Ministry”. Upon receiving information about the death of a loved one in our congregation, the coordinator over this area will place the family on the prayer chain and on the intercessors’ prayer list, coordinate with the funeral home and family concerning the funeral service and arranged, through volunteers, to provide food for the family.
 
Care Ministries enable our people (staff and membership) to provide care, support and encouragement, both emotionally and spiritually, to individuals and families.
 
In the event that an individual is in need of counseling, pastors are available to provide it.