Pastor Ronald E. Smith Jr. is the Senior Pastor of His Cloud of Glory Christian Center Church in Elgin, IL. “”He is affectionately known by many as “”Pastor Ron.”” Pastor Ron is an anointed prophetic teacher of the word of God, providing outstanding leadership, teaching and preaching that equips and inspires individuals of all walks of life to dig deeper into the Word of God. He is married to the lovely Ava Smith who is his partner in ministry and is father to one son, Jonathan “Johnnie Rep”.
Pastor Ron has been under God’s divine plan for his life at a very early age. Pastor Ron and Ava are under the covering of Simchat Torah Beit Midrash in Denver, Colorado, led by Rabbi Ralph Messer. Pastor Ron was raised in the ministry of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago under the leadership of Emeritus Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. Pastors Ron and Ava have also been under the mentoring of Drs. I. V. & Bridget Hilliard of New Light Christian Center (Houston, TX). He received his Bachelor’s Degree of Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He presently serves as President of Scripture of the Day International, a global teaching ministry that has spread throughout America, London UK, Africa, Philippines and Guam with over 500 participators and partners. He served as the Financial Controller for International Teams, a global missions organization based in Elgin, IL supporting over 1500 missionaries in over 65 countries globally. Pastor Ron travels globally preaching and teaching “God’s Word” and has had the privilege of teaching in the Philippines, London and Wales, United Kingdom. He has successfully bridged the gap among numerous ethnic groups and beliefs.