Ron Blue on Mastering Your Money the Biblical Way
Ron Blue, the founder of Ronald Blue & Co. a large financial planning firm and leader of Kingdom Advisors, and Dave Garrison, host of The Faith & Liberty Talk Show and Dean of the School of Business and Government for Ohio Christian University, discuss the Biblical principles and priorities related to investing God’s way.
Ron Blue Bio
Following his graduation from Indiana University with a Masters of Business Administration degree, Ron joined the management group of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. and worked with the firm in New York City, Dallas, and San Francisco.
In 1970, Ron founded an Indianapolis-based CPA firm that has grown to be one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the United States. Leaving the CPA firm in 1977, Ron became Administrative Vice President of Leadership Dynamics International. While with Leadership Dynamics, he was involved in developing and teaching Biblically-based leadership and management seminars in the United States and Africa.
Convinced that Christians would better handle their personal finances if they were counseled objectively with the highest technical expertise and from a Biblical perspective, he founded a financial planning firm in 1979. That firm has grown to manage over $7 billion in assets for its more than 6,000 clients nationwide with a staff of over 350 people in 16 regional offices.
Ron retired from the financial planning firm in 2003 in order to lead Kingdom Advisors, an international effort to equip and motivate Christian financial professionals to serve the body of Christ by implementing biblical wisdom in their lives and practices, resulting in financial freedom and increased giving by millions of dollars by thousands of Christians around the world. He is currently the Founding Director and emeritus member of the Board of Directors
Ron is the author of eighteen books on personal finance from a Biblical perspective, including the best-seller, Master Your Money, first published in 1986 and now in its thirtieth printing, He is featured in the popular, six-part Master Your Money video series, produced by Walk Thru the Bible Ministries and used in over 5,500 churches across the country.
Ron has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Focus on the Family, Family News in Focus, The 700 Club, Prime Time America, and Moody Radio Open Line. He is a regular contributor to several national Christian magazines.
Ron was a co-founder along with Larry Burkett and Terry Parker of the National Christian Foundation in 1982 and currently serves as an emeritus member of that Board of Directors. He also serves as a Board member of FaithBridge Foster Care, Kingdom Advisors and the Board of Trustees of The Maclellan Foundation. He formerly served on the Boards of Campus Crusade for Christ, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Crown Financial Ministries, Family Research Council, Promise Keepers, Insight for Living, The Medical Institute, and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.
In 2002, Ron received the HONORS AWARD from the Georgia Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). In 2003, he received the honored designation of DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, his alma mater.
In January, 2012 Indiana Wesleyan University, a leading Christian university established The Ron Blue Institute which is dedicated to multiplying the over 40 years of professional experience and intellectual property of Ron through curriculum development and other products in multiple outlets worldwide.
Ron and Judy live in Atlanta, Georgia. They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.