The issue of someone being pro-life or pro-choice is personal to me.
You see, my mother, Elizabeth, was sex trafficked as a young teenager. She “turned tricks” because she had to, not because she wanted to. (To the right, I'm pictured with my mother.)
One of the hazards of the trade was getting pregnant, which happened when my mother was seventeen years old. At the time, the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion was still a few years away.
Her pimp tried to induce abortion by having her drink rum and beer mixed with turpentine. He had her take megadoses of vitamin C, which had been used to induce miscarriages for decades. When those methods didn’t work, a moonlighting nurse laid her on a table and attempted to abort the unborn child, but again, my mother remained pregnant.
Three times her people tried to kill me in the womb, but I was spared by the miraculous mercy of God.
Today, I travel around the country as a minister and speaker. The Lord has blessed me with a booming voice, a take-command stage presence, and an ability to deliver raw emotion when I'm behind a microphone. I'm fortunate to be one of the top fundraising speakers for crisis pregnancy centers that provide essential and professional care to vulnerable women.
Here’s where my story takes a twist: today, my mother has stage 4 dementia. The baby they tried to abort takes care of all her needs, medically and financially. My mother is living out her remaining days in a wonderful facility in Beechwood, Ohio, with superior 24/7 care.
My message is that the baby you want to abort may be the vessel God uses to provide for you years later.
What was meant for evil, God can use for good and save a life in the process. Play the long game, not the short game.
Remember: pain becomes power. Misery becomes ministry. And a messy life can become God’s divine message of hope and healing.
Don’t waste your pain. Give it to God.
In three-and-a-half mesmerizing minutes, you will see and hear the power of Ron Archer:
Four days before her eighteenth birthday, Elizabeth gave birth to Ron.
Elizabeth taught Ron all about style.
These days, Ron takes care of all his mother's needs, medically and financially.
You can learn more about Ron and his mother, Elizabeth, in Ron's book, What Belief Can Do.
After Ron was born to a seventeen-year-old single mother, he was sexually abused by a babysitter, teased unmercifully by classmates for his stuttering, and neglected at home. Ron wanted to die. At age ten, he
put a loaded snub-nosed revolver to his head and
pulled the trigger.
The gun did not fire.
With the help of a heroic public school teacher who introduced him to the Bible, Ron discovered Jesus Christ and finally found his voice. Now a celebrated public speaker, he reaches out to others who are in despair, sharing the hope that can only come from God.
"I stumbled upon Ron through the 700 Club. I read his book all in one sitting. "What Belief Can Do" is an incredible testimony of God's power to equip the called. I was inspired through his pain to see that God is not finished with me yet."
"I could not put the book down. My heart went out to Ron and all that he went though, but he did not give up or give in."
"God had a plan for this man's life from conception. Some parts are hard to read as he reveals his life struggles, but hopefully they will encourage those struggling with similar issues in their lives. I highly recommend it."
"This book was so good. This man's story is one everyone needs to read. It's powerful."
"I could not tear myself away from this book until the last page! Ron endured so many things that no child should ever have to go through, but when he met God, his outlook changed completely. What an inspiration!"
"A must read for men, women, and teens. I wish pastors would buy some books and share them with their staff."
With a booming voice, a take-command stage presence, and raw emotion, Ron Archer is a spellbinding speaker and a force to be reckoned with whenever he takes the stage. He has spoken at churches and in corporate settings for more than four decades. A former vice president of the S.C. Johnson Wax Co. called him the “Martin Luther King, Jr. of the corporate world who challenges the very soul of a company to be transformed.”
Ron has been connecting with audiences ever since he started preaching Sunday nights in a Cleveland church when he was sixteen years old. These days, he shares a message that remains the same: that God can use anyone, including someone like him—the unwanted child of a seventeen-year-old call girl—to tell others about the hope that comes from believing in Jesus Christ, who came to this earth to redeem our sins and give us eternal life with Him.
Ron wants to help you overcome your STORMS—Significant Trauma Overwhelming Reasonable Minds—with a message that the only way to overcome a storm is to face it head on. For many, the pain of the past and the fear of the future can keep them stuck in a miserable present. Ron can help you face your fears and live out your dreams. Sometimes your greatest blessings are connected to your greatest challenges. Ron’s life is testimony to that.
Got a question about the Bible or living the Christian way? Then watch Ron host this highly interesting TV program where questions are answered live on the air by a panel of pastors from local churches. Click on this link to watch this program:
Recently, Ron was a guest on the New Life Live! nationally syndicated radio program hosted by Steve Arterburn and Dr. Jill Hubbard. They covered a wide variety of topics : weight loss, sexual abuse, demons, the Christian walk, affairs, incarceration, and in-laws. Click on this link to listen:
Ron explains what his new book, The Power of One Man, is all about in this compelling video:
When Ron's mother was pregnant with him, she was seventeen years old, unmarried, and didn't know who the father was. She was a young woman in crisis.
This is the impetus for a group home called Places of Hope in Cleveland, Ohio, where pregnant
woman dealing with a crisis pregnancy, young men contemplating suicide, or pastors facing burnout can take a "time out" and regroup.
Use this link to learn more about Places of Hope:
Ron has a heart for healing people in every way through a ministry he founded called Places of H.O.P.E., which is situated at the Leadership Restoration Center in Cleveland, Ohio. To learn more, visit this website: http://bit.ly/2Vl3Upm
Before the pandemic, Ron was constantly speaking around the world. He's an incredible communicator who touches people with his inspirational story as well as timely insights.
Ron has had exciting discussions with Hollywood producers about making a full-length movie of his incredible life. He has also been cast as an inspirational pastor in "Charlie's Dream," his first acting role.
Ron Archer never should have been born. In the early 1960s, his mother was a seventeen-year-old call girl in Cleveland, Ohio, when she became pregnant—a hazard of the trade. A back-alley abortion failed, and Ron came into this world as a neglected afterthought.
Ron overcame a lot growing up. He was sexually abused by a sadistic babysitter, teased unmercifully by schoolmates as “Renaldo the Retardo” because of his constant stuttering, and physically and verbally abused by his stepfather. At age ten, alone in the house, he put a loaded snub-nose revolver to his head and pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t fire.
A kind schoolteacher took an interest in Ron and helped him overcome his stuttering. She told Ron that he was not a mistake and that he was created for a purpose. "You are a gentle soul, but you are going to be strong," she said. "You have a beautiful voice. You don’t hear it yet, but I believe that God is giving you a gift, a gift to speak.”
On the evening of March 4, 2022, over 500 people gathered at the Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to hear Dr. Ron Archer. Within minutes of him beginning to speak, everyone in the room was utterly captivated by the redemptive story of his life. His theme that "God can use anyone" not only rang true throughout the evening, but was all anyone could talk about as they walked out the doors.
Everyone in the room was moved to respond. Ron was instrumental in helping us to far exceed our fundraising goal. His powerful message will with all stay with all who attended, and Ron was surely the catalyst for life-change in our regions for years to come.
CEO of Choices Women's Center
In my career, I have heard many guest speakers at various conferences, and to be honest, they were forgettable. Twenty-five years ago, I heard Ron speak and never forgot the impact he had on my career and developing leaders. I remembered much of what he said, so when it was time for my organization to hold our national conference after the past few years of challenges, I had a feeling Ron was the perfect choice—and he was! After he spoke, there was a line to meet with him to compliment him on his inspirational and empowering speech. I still have folks talking about him!
President and CEO
As Ron Archer shared his story, there was silence in the room. He shared about his birth being the result of a trick, the lack of security at home, and the abuse that faded into hopelessness causing a desire to end his life at the age of ten.
Ron's captivating presentation brings listeners into the storyline and lets them experience the pain of a crisis pregnancy, the vulnerability of a child experiencing insecurity at home, and the terrible results of abuse during childhood. Ron received a lengthy and emotional standing ovation at the end of his dynamic presentation.
I highly recommend Ron Archer for your next fundraising banquet. His passion is revealed in every word. His desire to reach those in the trenches of despair in life will inspire your audience.
—Cindi Boston, Vice President of Heartbeat International
Ron Archer's delivery and presentation were phenomenal! By far, this was one of the best leadership training courses we've ever had. I sincerely hope we can host Ron Archer in the future.
—Ursula L. Burkhalter, Chief of HR Operations, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
Ron Archer not only motivated but also gave useful step-by-step guidance in dealing with difficult people. It was an uplifting and informative forum that our supervisors thoroughly enjoyed.
—Tanya Allbritten, Chief of Training and Career Management, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
To say that Ron Archer's message was inspiring, motivational, and stirring would be an understatement. From the moment he started, over 800 were entranced by his powerful message. He was completely personal but totally professional. His voice control, inflection of his words, and response to the temperature of the audience made him a pleasure to listen to. The truth he shared, along with his use of humor and personal testimony, made his message very relatable to all in attendance.
Immediately following the event, we began to receive requests to bring Ron back next year. One businessman in particular was quite confident that if we advertised his return through word-of-mouth alone, we could fill a large portion of the college arena where we hosted the event.
—Beth Willis, CPC of Wabash Valley Director of Development
At our 2022 Republican Red Gala, Ron delivered a powerful, awe-inspiring keynote message. He did not disappoint! We sincerely thank Ron for every word he spoke, for every hand he shook, for every hug he freely gave, and for every book he signed.
The evidence of God's light shining through him was clearly seen in Wise County, Texas, that evening. His love of God, family, and country will forever be stamped into our minds and hearts.
—Darla Bailey, president of Wise Republican Women in Wise County, Texas
Mind-blowing oration that is factual, believable, and true. Ron Archer is one of a kind!
—William Blue, Director of The Potter's House International Pastoral Allliance
I appreciate you taking the time to address our team. We are big fans of your speaking and principles.
—Marvin Lewis, head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team
As an event planner, I have personally worked with dozens of keynote speakers. As Ron Archer started his presentation, his booming voice filled the ballroom and immediately got everyone's attention. He took the group on a rollercoaster ride of lessons and anecdotes going loud and firm, and then soft and low. Everyone was hanging on every word. Ron truly exceeded all expectations, and his story and lessons will help all the attendees, myself included.
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Ron Archer's newest book, "The Power of One Man," examines biblical figures who changed the world in which they lived, then applies those lessons to the challenges men face today—deftly weaving the narrative with stories of both failure and success in his own life that is not only educational, but inspirational.
Ron Archer recently appeared on the Life Today program to talk with hosts James Robison and his wife, Betty, about fatherlessness.
Darrell Thompson is an entertainment attorney who acts as Chief Operating Officer and general counsel for Ron Archer's speaking ministry. He has managed numerous artists and actors, and his expertise is entertainment contracts.
Ked Frank is the president of Refuge for Women, a national nonprofit, faith-based organization that provides long-term care for women who are survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, offering them a new beginning.
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