The late Ronald Dunn, a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University BA, was saved at the age of nine. He began preaching at the age of fifteen, and pastored his first church at the age of seventeen. After completing his M.Div. at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he pastored the Valley View Baptist and Munger Place Baptist Churches in Dallas. In 1966, he became the pastor of the MacAuthur Blvd. Baptist Church in Irving, TX. During his time as pastor there, the church doubled in size and began a unique 24-hour intercessory Prayer Ministry. This Prayer Ministry has become the model for similar ministries in churches and Christian organizations across the country.
In 1975, Dunn resigned to fully devote his time to an itinerant ministry of Bible teaching and preaching and served as the Minister-at-Large for the MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church in Irving until his death. He was the President of LifeStyle Ministries, Inc., an organization that produces Bible study cassettes, which he founded in 1970. The ministry distributes thousands of tapes each year to missionaries, pastors, students and laypeople around the world.
Dunn's ministry took him to churches, colleges, conferences and conventions in most of the fifty United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. In addition to the SBC Pastors' Conference and Evangelists' Conference, he spoke at many state conventions and evangelism conferences.
Dunn is the author of "Any Christian Can," "The Faith Crisis," "Don't Just Stand There - Pray Something!" "When Heaven Is Silent," and "Will God Heal Me?" In 1993, the British edition of "Don't Just Stand There - Pray Something!" was on the UK Christian Bestsellers list for a year and a half, out-selling every other Christian book in the UK. Ron also published articles in Decision, The Christian Herald, Challenge, Fullness, Fires of Revival, Innovator, The Christian Counselor, and other publications. His latest book, "Surviving Friendly Fire," published by Thomas Nelson, came out in September 2001.
Ron passed away on June 29, 2001, at Baylor Medical Center of Irving, TX, after a yearlong battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. His wife Kaye lives in Irving, TX. They have two children, Stephen Mitchell and Kimberly Kaye. Their first son, Ronald Jr. died at the age of 18 in 1975.
Pastor Dunn’s passion for prayer is reflected in his sermon messages. Search his sermon outlines for ideas for sermons on prayer.