Ronald Anthony Archer has served as the North American Coordinator for the International Reconciliation Coalition (IRC) for the past 12 years. The IRC is an International Coalition of like-minded individuals, Churches and Prayer Groups committed to bridging the gap between peoples and healing the deep wounds of our world using biblical means – Confession, Repentance, Reconciliation and Restitution.
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18
Ron is a veteran of over 42 years of Pastoral and Missionary service, beginning his ministry in July 1969 – the day Neill Armstrong walked on the moon. Ron, a decorated Vietnam Vet, has served in a number of pastoral positions in local churches, including Senior Pastor.
From 1978-1991 Ron worked with Youth With A Mission in Holland and Belgium. He is the founder of YWAM Belgium and served as National Director for 7 years, after which he became YWAM’s Area Director for BENELUX (Belgium, The Netherlands & Luxembourg). Ron has traveled in over 60 countries speaking in local churches, missions conferences, teaching in YWAM Discipleship Training Schools, consulting on missions, church growth and city-reaching.
While Senior Pastor of Church of the Living Christ in Simi Valley in the late 1990’s, Ron was one of the founders of “Pray Simi Valley” and worked with “Pray Ventura County,” two efforts focused on reaching their Cities and County for God. This included being part of a weekly Pastor’s prayer group. The unified Pastors & Churches have organized quarterly Concerts of Prayer, several Marches for Jesus, annual city-wide Weeks of Prayer, a Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and launched several hundred Lighthouses of Prayer.
As North American Coordinator for the IRC Ron’s passion and purpose is to network the Body of Christ, encourage and support the North American network of the IRC, maintain the vision & values of reconciliation, facilitate networking, communication and research as well as share resources which will assist the Church in completing the Great Commandment (John 13:34, 35) and the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).
Ron’s work in Reconciliation has taken him to Germany, Holland, Belgium, England, Ireland, N. Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Finland, Sweden, Senegal, Uganda, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Ron has two adult children, Russell (42) lives in Portland, OR and works for an Insurance Company to support his first love, Music. Rachelle (39) who lives in San Diego, is mom to 4 year old Kai – the Light of our Lives – and is an Expressive Arts Therapist at Monarch School, a school for homeless and at-risk children.CONTACT INFORMATION Ron Archer