Ronnie Gaines

Hobbies – Jogging, hunting, and reading

Favorite Author(s) – John Bevere, John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, Matt Keller, and several leadership authors

Favorite Book(s) – The Bible, of course, Driven by Eternity (John Bevere), all John Maxwell books, “The Key to Everything” (Matt Keller), “Extreme Ownership” (Jocko Willink & Leif Babin), and books I haven’t even read yet!

Favorite Quote – “Direction, not intention, determines our destiny.” Andy Stanley  

Favorite Scripture – “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” Psalm 139:16 (NLT)

Favorite Hero – Batman

Dream Vacation – Kicked back in Paris with my wife drinking pour-over coffee (with a double shot of espresso) while reading a book and getting a relaxing, 90 minute massage every day.

What does your “do-nothing” day look like? – Sitting in the recliner reading

Pastor Ronnie is the founder and Lead Pastor of Extreme Church in Pryor, OK. He desires to see people’s lives change in every way and come to know Jesus. Pastor Ronnie holds a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Pastoral Care from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is in the final stages of his Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University.

He and his wife Mylisa have been married for 29 years and reside in Pryor, Oklahoma. They have two children Kimberlynn Herndon married to Daniel Herndon and Bo Gaines and two grandsons, Brycen and Gideon Herndon. All reside in Pryor and are active in the ministry at Extreme.