Apostle Ronald A. Hoard was born in Dayton, Ohio on July 2, 1956, to Everett and Ruby Hoard. He was baptized by his grandfather Bishop Sim Lee Henry at the age of 10. He was called to the ministry early as Minister of Music at True Holy House of God, taking the gospel in song to cities throughout the nation. In 1988, he was anointed by Bishop as the Youth Pastor of True Holy House of God. And in 1993, he was anointed as an Elder by the House of God, Inc., Lexington, Ky. On January 7, 1995, under the divine guide of the Lord, he was commissioned to Columbus, Ohio, where he established Ephphatha Outreach Ministries, 1330 Atcheson St. Columbus, OH 43203. He was anointed as an Apostle in October of 2007.
His charge is uncompromisingly clear, with one central principle; to build and develop a kingdom of empowered people for God. Holding firmly to the commissioned mandate in Matthew 28:18-20, “Go yetherefore, and teach all nations”, Apostle Hoard has taken the gospel throughout the nation, teaching the Commandments and demonstrating God's miraculous power. Apostle Hoard understands his mandate and knows that this type of ministry will edify
the Body of Christ. He accepts his responsibility to diligently lay the proper foundation, as directed by the Holy Spirit, to allow the body of Christ to become unified in faith.
Apostle Hoard is the former lead vocalist on the Roger Troutman's, "California Love" album. He has a Stellar Award nominated album in 1996 entitled, "It is Written." Apostle Hoard has been celebrated on local media and has formed close relationships with civic, religious and social leaders that have enabled him to impact his community.
He preaches the gospel with simplicity, accuracy and boldness. Fruit is produced in the lives of believers; they learn to walk by faith and live a victorious life. Apostle Hoard, is noted for his great compassion for people, where his love is demonstrated not only in word, but also in deeds. He is married to Elect Lady Henrietta Hoard, who serves along side him in ministry. They have eight children, 24 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.