Rev. Ron Heitman
Pastor Ron is a graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, with a B.A. in Bible and Christian Education.
After his collegiate years he then became the youth pastor at Evangel Assembly of God in Schaumburg, Illinois, for six years.
During his time at Evangel, Ron served as the Chicago North Youth Representative and taught youth ministry at Christian Life College in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
In 1992, Ron
and Tamra were appointed as directors of Illinois Youth and College Ministries and served as the District Youth Directors of the State of Illinois for the Assemblies of God.
For nearly two decades, Ron
has traveled extensively as a guest speaker for churches, retreats, camps, conventions, leadership conferences, mission events, men's events and overseas speaking invitations.
has also been used strategically in leadership consulting as well as raising monies for Speed the Light across the nation to serve missionaries around the world.
In 1996, Ron
introduced as the executive editor and co-author with an Illinois team of youth leaders, Youth Ministry Institute
, a 350-page manual designed to provide pastors, youth pastors, and lay leaders with training and resources for youth ministry.
has been produced in various formats to serve Russia, Asia Pacific, Latin America and a recent cross culture format.
The goal is to enhance youth ministry globally.
In 1999, Ron served as executive producer of Next Generation Worship, an enhanced CD that consists of a live worship recording of a two hundred-voice youth choir and worship team.
The CD contains Bible studies for students written by youth leaders from across the state of Illinois.
In 2002 after years of personal study, Ron released and became the chief editor of The Miracle Study Bible.
The study Bible is currently being published with the vision to impact the unbelieving world and the Church internationally as people pursue a need for God to work the supernatural in their lives.
Ron served as Executive Producer of a second worship CD entitled, Like A Flood.
has also assisted in building two strong resources for students, parents and leaders in the format of websites, www.iycm.com and www.campcow.com.
Ron has served on the National Advisory Committee for the National Youth Department of the General Council of the Assemblies of God as well as chairman of the National Camp and Convention Summit.
He has also served North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a member of the Board of Regents.
In 2004, Ron
and Tamra accepted the invitation to become the Senior Pastors of Evangel Assembly
of God in Hanover Park, Illinois where God's call in both of their lives are being thoroughly fulfilled in service to the Lord's Church
, Tamra and their daughters Makenna and Matison reside in Bartlett, Illinois.
was immediately attracted her
in an eternal sense when he
saw tears streaming down her
cheeks during a time of ministry and evangelism as she
was burdened for the people.
Tamra's heart for people is displayed in her
relational style of hospitality and kindness.