4835 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34233 | 941.924.8713

Pastor Ronn Oren


Senior Pastor


Pastor Ronn was raised on a farm in Farmland, Indiana (yes, the town is named “Farmland”!). Intending to have a career in agriculture, God had other plans and called him into professional ministry the day he graduated from high school. While attending Barclay College, a Christian school in Haviland, Kansas, he met and married his wife, Yvette Sorensen. After graduation, they moved to Indiana where he obtained his Master’s degree from The Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. After serving as a pastor for eight years and a denominational superintendent for four years, Ronn was Executive Director of Christian Service International, a Missionary organization.
Beneva Christian Church welcomed Pastor Ronn in September 2012. He began spearheading multiple Biblically-based small groups and weekly Bible studies, as well as a Missions Outreach program, sending teams to Jamaica, Belize, and Ireland. Although best known for his spiritual gifts of preaching, teaching, shepherding and apostleship, Pastor Ronn also actively shares in music ministry as a member of Beneva Christian church’s Praise Team.
Pastor Ronn loves spending time with Yvette and their three children, Tristan, Tiffany and Tegan. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling. His favorite way to “recharge his batteries” is to take a spiritual retreat day at a park or Retreat Center to break away from the normal routine of life.

Fun Facts About Ronn

Favorite Scripture
"The Lord is my light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear?"
- Psalm 27
Favorite Books
"Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" by Eric Metaxas "Imitation of Christ" by Thomas à Kempis
Anything on WWII
Favorite Foods
Black Raspberry Pie and Black Raspberry Cheesecake


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.