Comfort was born into a Roman Catholic home in Elmira, New York.
From the ages of 7 to 15, he sang on radio, television, stage, and in
small night clubs. At the age of 15, in
a city-wide crusade being held in Asheville, North Carolina, he was saved and immediately felt God’s
call to preach.
After working to pay
his own way through 7 years at Bob Jones Academy and University, Ron graduated and
immediately entered full-time evangelism.
He has continued in this ministry since 1961, having preached in 47
states and many foreign countries. The
total number of his crusades is well over 1,400.
Ron Comfort was
honored in 1973 by Maranatha Baptist Bible College with the degree Doctor of Divinity. That same year he was honored by the Bob Jones University Alumni Association for “Outstanding Work
in the Field of Evangelism.”
Dr. and Mrs. Comfort
have been married since 1963. God has
blessed their home with 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Mrs. Comfort serves in the team’s music
ministry playing piano and vibra harp.
She also works in the children’s meetings and serves as the team
Comfort is the founder and chancellor of Ambassador Baptist College which is located
in Lattimore, North Carolina. The
college was founded in 1989 for the express purpose of training men and women
for full-time Christian service. At the
time of this writing, over 700 graduates and former students are serving in
ministries around the World. Ambassador Baptist College is know as an “old-fashioned,
preacher-training Bible college” in which each student is a Bible major
completing at least 60 credit hours of Bible to receive a four-year degree.
quotations are from the King James Version.
Paperback, 216 pages.