Ron Ethridge

Worship Pastor
Ron began serving First Baptist as Minister of Music in 2007 following 6 years as Minister of Music at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Ron grew up in the northeast Texas area and came to faith in Christ at the age of 8, becoming a serious follower of Christ in Jr. High. He graduated from Campbell High School in 1985 and sang his first solo in church the following summer. A year later he acknowledged God’s call to ministry through music.
While attending college at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M, Commerce) Ron served interim positions at Telephone and Point before entering the U.S. Air Force. During his enlistment, Ron worked in the chapel choir ministry at RAF Upper Heyford, England, and served as music intern at Sharon Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas.
After leaving the military, Ron finished a Bachelors degree in Music from Friends University in Wichita and a Masters in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ron married Melany Pace in 1991, and they have two sons, Nathan and Aaron. Ron enjoys reading, playing computer games, and singing with the Singing Men of Texas.