Pastor / Elder
Ron Poarch earned his bachelor's degree from Azusa Pacific University(1986), and his Master's degree (M.A.R.) from Westminster Theological Seminary in California(1993).
Ron and his wife, Jeanne, have been married for 31 years, and have 3 children: Josiah (27), Tirzah (23), and Isaiah (17). They also enjoy rooting for their favorite baseball team (Oakland A's), playing musical instruments, swimming, walking, and golfing.
Who were some of the professors, with Reformed convictions, that influenced Ron in college and seminary? Tom Schreiner, John Frame, John Gerstner, Robert Godfrey, Robert Strimple, and others. They have left their impression over the years of ministry. Ron values the influence of other reformed men - through their writing, teaching, and preaching ministries: R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, Gary DeMar, Ed Clowney, Ken Gentry, John Gerstner, James White, and John Piper.
Ron has ministered in Woodland since 1987. He was Youth Pastor at Woodland Bible Church, from 1987-1991; 1993-2002. In December, 2002, Ron became pastor of Grace Reformation Church of Woodland, a Reformed, Baptist church. Grace Reformation Church meets for worship each Sunday at 1787 Matmor rd in Woodland (Woodland Christian Elementary School) from 9:15am-Noon.
You can email Ron at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Horgan, a Woodland native, attended local schools, graduating from UCD with a degree in civil engineering in 1972. Tom continues to work for a civil engineering firm in Woodland.
Tom and his wife, Donna, have been married since 1983 and have one daughter, Erin, and three honorary daughters, Lenka, Rachel and Julissa, and seven awesome honorary grandchildren. They enjoy camping, hiking and traveling.
The Christian teaching ministries of R.C. Sproul, Paul Tripp, Gary DeMar and Wayne Grudem have been greatly valued over the years. Tom served as an elder at Woodland Bible Church from 1988 to 2003. In July 2005 Tom and Donna joined Grace Reformation Church where Tom has served as an elder since 2012.