Editor’s Profile

Personal History:

James Ronald [Ron] Cowan

Born 9 May 1935 in Alton, Illinois, County of Madison

32 years Correctional Officer (Retired) Illinois Department of Corrections.

Colportage ministry (distributing Christian and patriotic literature from 1961 to the present.).

  • Licensed to the gospel ministry in 1961.
  • Ordained to the Gospel Ministry September 28,1969.
  • Pulpit supply ministry (15 years) to independent, fundamental Baptist churches (Illinois & Missouri) 1961-1976.
  • Pastor Grace Baptist Church, East Alton, Illinois. (1971-1972).
  • Interim pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Bridgeton, MO (1973-74).
  • Founder Grafton Christian Academy (IL), Administrative Principle (1975-1976).
  • On staff at Fundamental Evangelistic Association (1976-1980) as Associate Pastor of Grace

Fundamental Church (Los Angeles) & Fundamental Bible Church (Los Osos) and Instructor at Funda­mental Bible Institute in Los Angeles and Los Osos, California.

  • Member (1976-78) of California State Council of the American Council of Christian Churches
  • Engaged in writing and publishing patriotic and biblical reports, Bible studies, etc. (1976 to present).
  • Writer, editor and publisher of a monthly twelve page news letter, Faith & Freedom Sentinel (Jan. 1999 to present).

Educational pursuits:

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Illinois.

Southern Illinois College of Bible at Carbondale, Illinois.

Thames Valley Bible College, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.

Governors State University, Springfield, Illinois.

Dallas Bible College, Dallas, Texas.

Faith Bible Institute, Monroe, Louisiana (Graduate)

Great Plains Baptist University (B.A.) December 15,2012

Great Plains Baptist Divinity School (M. Div.) September 30,2016

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