TRENTON – Ron Ratliff, the pastor of Tenth Street Baptist Church in Trenton, will preach the “Annual Sermon” at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting Oct. 25.
Ratliff and his wife, Iva Gail, have been in ministry together for more than 30 years. They live 18 miles west of Trenton and run a cow/calf operation.
Involved in the horse and cow business most of their lives, Ronnie and Iva Gail have a deep love for the land and the people of rural America, as well as the lifestyle. But the ministry is his great love: “There’s only one thing I enjoy more than saddling a good horse and checking the banker’s cows is preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” he said.
Ratliff preaches revivals and writes and recites cowboy poetry when time and opportunity permit. He has recorded a CD of his original cowboy poetry.