Ron Vanderwell

Ron Vanderwell ( is leadpastor for The Gathering, a church plant in Sacramento, California.

Articles by this author:

  • A Tale of Two Preachers

    Cross-training for Classical and Jazz Preachers

    It’s coming, just like it always does, ready or not: the moment when the congregation becomes quiet and everyone’s eyes turn toward you. The moment when you take a deep breath and then do your best to unfold the mysteries of Scripture. The moment when you find out whether the sermon that seemed so compelling in your office can compete with this week’s episode of The Office.

    Every preacher faces that pressure. But different preachers may take very different approaches.