Ron DePriest is a regular visitor here at the ROC and we feel as though he is one who brings the Father's Heart with him wherever he goes. Below is a description of his ministry from his website RonDepriest.com:
Most people make an impression. Ron DePriest makes an impact! Because Jesus Christ impacted him so dramatically, his ministry is one of extraordinary revelation. At a time when people need desperately to hear from God, Ron’s ministry is a word fitly spoken.
His testimony became a best-selling book, Loco, read by over half a million readers. They saw every kind of miracle and healings except raising the dead in their services. In the early 80’s Ron was featured on the cover of Christianity Today, making regular appearances on TV, and leading tens of thousands to Christ. Yet, in all the glamour and popularity of twenty years of high-profile ministry, Ron found a nagging emptiness. This “chief of sinners” had now swung to the other extreme, finding mere religion as dark and desperate as solitary confinement in San Quentin.
Abandoning public ministry after 20 years, Ron was at the end of himself and was nearly suicidal when the wooing of the Holy Spirit and the words of a few faithful men drew him back to the simplicity and sincerity of his first-love encounter with Christ. All the knowledge of the Word and all the degrees couldn't replace the passion towards God’s presence. It was faith in God that changed him once and faith in God that opened his heart again. The Holy Spirit answered Ron’s desperation with a fresh visitation of the Father’s grace and love. A new Ron DePriest emerged from the ashes.
Today, Ron DePriest and his wife, Minnie, travel the nation together. They have been in ministry for over 35 years. He has established 12 churches and is the founder of World Impact Network. Sharing the goodness and faithfulness of God, Ron’s passion is to raise up spiritual fathers in the “spirit of Elijah” to pass on a double portion of blessing to the future generations. He serves horizontally in some churches giving counseling, insight, and impartation and also ministers vertically in churches giving covering and oversight. Their message is candid, confronting and life-changing, with the unique ability to deliver a liberating word to both the lost and the religious. Ron and Minnie share their lives to help build and equip the body through relationships.