Our Minister

Rev. Ronn Oren




New Castle, IN, August 26, 2021-First Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ congregation in New Castle, called the Rev Ronn Oren as Minister. Rev. Oren has served as a pastor of large and small congregations in Indiana, North Carolina, and Florida. He has also served as Executive Director of a short-term mission agency. The mission agency sent teams from churches across the Midwest to Jamaica, Haiti, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Northern Ireland, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic.


Rev. Oren, who will begin his leadership role September 1, 2021, said this about First Christian in New Castle: “My family and I are excited to partner in ministry with such a loving congregation. My passion within pastoral ministry is teaching and helping others excel in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I am looking forward to investing my life in a community of believers who desire to serve the church and the community in the love of Christ.”

His degrees include a MA from Indiana Wesleyan University, a BA from Barclay College, Haviland, Kansas and additional coursework from Lexington Theological Seminary.


“I’m glad to be part of a congregation with such a rich community heritage. First Christian has been contributing to the New Castle area for nearly 189 years. I was reared in Farmland, Indiana, and have some familiarity with New Castle because of its proximity to where I was raised. I understand the valuable gifts a vibrant faith community can offer their neighbors and the difference people of faith can make. One great example is the Henry County Foster Closet the church hosts. It helps over 75 people month after month. It’s really a remarkable ministry.”


First Christian Church is located at 2000 Bundy Avenue. Sunday worship service begins at 10:00 a.m. and all are invited and encouraged to attend.