Ron Lively serves as Founder/Director of Switch&Support & Executive Director of Medical Mobilizers (HIM, Inc.) based in Franklin, TN (USA).
Ron was born on a small rural farm in Green Sulphur Springs, WV. Hard work on the farm, church activities along with leadership roles in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4H programs – all offered valuable leadership development. After earning a B.S. in Business Administration / Accounting at Concord University in nearby Athens, Ron served for ten years in hospital administration / accounting in four hospitals in WV, SC, GA and MS. During this time, he started and finished his studies at Reformed Theological Seminary where he earned the M.Div. (Divinity) and the M.A. (Marriage & Family).
During this time, he also served as a chaplain at a Rehabilitation Hospital. As an ordained chaplain, he then served with ministries like the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA.org), The Navigators, and with Medical Mobilizers which is a dba of Healthy Initiative Ministries (HIM). HIM is an IRS approved 501(c )3 non-profit organization.
Ron continues to work with the Institute for Affordable Transportation / BUV Ministry in Indianapolis. This is on the web at www.driveBUV.org. The goal is to develop some additional factories to manufacture the Basic Utility Vehicles (BUVs).
He also served as the International Director of SEED Liberia which will be re-established when we develop some educational and economic projects in Liberia.
From years of working in medical ministries, Ron’s passion is to introduce mission minded individuals to effective fundraising programs to supplement their financial support while helping ourselves become more self-supporting as a home marketplace missionary.
After trying different options, we have chosen to use Stream for personal financial support and Stream as an cause marketing / affinity program called Switch&Support Stewardship Plan to help generate funds for our own ministries and also for other organizations who adopt this funding plan. At this time, it appears we can best help individuals and organizations with their own Stream business to support their goals for their mission work. To participate in helping to develop funding for yourself or your organization as a Stream Associate, go to www.lively.mystream.com and/or call Ron for more information. Switch&Support is a funding plan using Stream as the Provider of services.
Personal Info: Ron’s daughter Renee and her husband Craig live in Anderson, SC with their three children. Ron and Penny have four grown children who live in or near Franklin, TN. Leeann and JJ with their son (John Holden) live in Murfreesboro, TN. Josh lives in Madison, AL. Laura and Patrick and daughter (Penelope) live in Franklin, TN. Andrew and Justine with her son Hayden and his twins, Sawyer and Marlana and their daughter, Ruthie live in Columbia, TN.