Bishop Ronald R. Blackwood is the Senior Pastor of Vision of Hope church of God, a ministry that gave birth on April 6, 2008. He is an anointed servant leader whose life is dedicated to empowering the people of God to live victoriously and to fulfill their God given potentials. The hallmark of his anointing is evident through his prophetic ministry, and is lived out in our motto “A Place Where Hope is Restored And Dreams Come Alive”. Evangelism and the love for God’s people is very dear and close to the heart of Bishop Blackwood.
Bishop Blackwood was born in the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica, in the parish of Westmoreland. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He started active ministry at Good Tidings Mennonite Church, Kingston, Jamaica. While at Good Tidings he developed a passion for evangelism, and was actively involved in community and street witnessing resulting in souls being added to the Kingdom of Heaven.
After migrating to the United States of America, he joined the ministry at New Life Fellowship Center Church of God where he served for fourteen years. During his time at New Life he served in numerous capacities such as men’s fellowship president, evangelism president, Sunday school teacher, Pastor’s council member and Assistant Pastor. In 2000 Bishop Blackwood under the leadership of Bishop Clinton Ruddock, received his exhorter license. In 2002 Bishop Blackwood completed his ministerial Internship Program (M.I.P.) after which he received his ordained minister’s license.
In 2001 Bishop Blackwood attended the Billy Graham School of Evangelism to further pursuit his passion for evangelism. He took the knowledge he gained at the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, and conducted evangelism seminars at New Life Fellowship Center and Cathedral Church of God. He also served as District Evangelism Director for the Broward West District.
Bishop Ronald Blackwood is also a loving husband, who has been married to his wife Sonia for twenty-eight years. A marriage that produces three beautiful daughters, Felessia, Jelisa and Melissa, along with five grandchildren.
Bishop Ronald Blackwood has been called to the ministry for such a time as this!