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November 7, 2013
By Leigh Pritchett
First Baptist Church, Montgomery
Montgomery Baptist Association
Favorite Verse: Psalm 23
Favorite Hymn: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Hobbies: Buying/selling real estate
Family Status: Married for 52 years to Dot; two sons, Ronny and Jeff; and seven grandchildren
For 21 years, Ron Trotman actively defended our country by serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Through the years, he taught 12th grade boys in Sunday School, sang in the choir and was a deacon and church training director. He also took a missions trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast after a hurricane. Now at 73, he serves by helping with his church’s outreach program, visiting on Sunday afternoons with newcomers who attended the worship service that morning.
Q: What influences in your life pointed you to Christ at the beginning of your faith journey?
A: My dad. He was a strong influence. He was a Baptist preacher. I had a lot of respect for him, watching him, the way he talked, the way he acted.
Q: When and how were you led into your ministry work?
A: My family lived in Baton Rouge, La., at the time. I accepted Christ when I was 9 years old at an RA camp in Bluff Creek, about 20 miles north of Baton Rouge.
Q: What does the ministry work demand?
A: It demands reading of the Bible. I often say that is our rulebook for guidance, telling us to go witness.
Q: What do you get from your ministry work?
A: I’m fulfilled by my ministry work. I wish I could do more.
Q: What difference will your ministry work make for you in the future?
A: When the Lord opens the door for a ministry opportunity, you better take it. It’s later than you think.
Q: How do family members support you?
A: They’re great, tremendous. My wife helps me find references in the Bible I need for teaching.
Q: What difference has Jesus Christ made in your life?
A: Tremendous. Tremendous. I took a Bible course several years ago. Those verses (the plan of salvation) are sort of the guide to my life today. When I have problems, I go back to the Bible and find specific things that He’s telling us to do.