Ron Marlin

Gates Pass Community Church, Arizona
Lead Church Planter
Tucson Arizona
Gates Pass Community Church
October 7

About My Family

Ron and Sheri have been married since 1988 and have two grown sons, Andrew and Philip. Ron spent more than 20 years in the automotive business before following God's call to full-time service. He served as associate pastor of Sabino Road Baptist Church before launching Gates Pass Community Church in 2015. Ron's passion is to help people establish meaningful authentic, relationships with God and one another. Having spent most of his adult life in Tucson, Ariz., Ron and his family are deeply established in the community.

About My Church Plant

Gates Pass is a new, growing body of believers on Tucson's west side. Gates Pass desires to reflect Jesus to the community it seeks to serve. We make loving God and loving others our number one priority and believe that by living a life rooted in Christ, choosing joy and expressing gratitude, we can share our story of how Jesus makes a difference in our personal lives. 
We meet for corporate worship each Sunday morning at 10:30 am. Church ministries include small group studies, recreation groups, life coaching and divorce care. Gates Pass supports a community resource, refuel center available 24-hours a day to public safety personnel.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


That we will effectively share the love of Christ with those who do not know Him personally. That we will effectively partner with our community to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our neighbors. That we will remain a church that focuses on what we can do for others and looks for opportunities to give beyond our walls.


We are looking for one or two missionary families committed to building and reproducing churches on Tucson's west side. We covet prayers that we will be a light in the darkness so those who do not know Jesus will come to a personal knowledge of Him.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: V2XAPU-Marlin,Ronnie