MEET DR. R.A. VERNON
FOUNDER & SENIOR PASTOR
Through his bold, frank delivery of the Word of God, he crusades to free other church leaders from the fetters of foundationless formality.
Dr. R. A. Vernon
R.A. Vernon, D.Min. is the founder and senior pastor of The Word Church, one of the fastest- growing churches in the history of Cleveland with campuses and daughter churches throughout Northeast Ohio. In his twentieth year of pastoring and tenth year of leading and fathering pastors and churches across the nation, he has committed his life unequivocally to honoring God and helping people. He has a Diploma of Theology, a Masters of Practical Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in church growth all from Ashland Theological Seminary. Dr. Vernon is hopelessly in love with his wife of over 20 years; Lady Victory Rose Vernon and they have five awesome children.
He is the author of four books, The Blessing Behind Closed Doors; Size Does Matter: Moving Your Ministry from Micro to Mega; Help! My Pastor’s Under Pressure and Dr. R.A. Vernon’s 10 Rules of Dating In The Social Media Age.
Under Dr. Vernon’s vision, The Word Church developed a for-profit company called The Word in Action, which operates a skating rink, restaurant, billiards hall, three full basketball courts, and two soccer fields.
He is the author of four books, The Blessing Behind Closed Doors, Size Does Matter: Moving Your Ministry from Micro to Mega, Help! My Pastor’s Under Pressure and Dr. R.A. Vernon’s 10 Rules of Dating In The Social Media Age.
Dr. Vernon has an ambitious appetite for both educating and learning and has a diploma of theology with a concentration in black church studies, a master of arts in practical theology, and a doctorate of ministry with a concentration in church growth, all from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is honored to be married to First Lady Victory Vernon and they have five children.
THE SHEPHERDS CONNECTION
Dr. R.A. Vernon presents The Shepherds Connection, a networking and partnership alliance for male and female senior pastors and was designed to meet the spiritual needs of senior pastors and their spouses and to help them achieve their maximum potential for the kingdom of God. This organization is for pastors who are serious about the call of leading God’s people into their destiny, which requires a lifestyle of integrity, humility, honesty, and excellence.