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Elmore, Ronn

(born: 1957) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Ronn Elmore left Kentucky at the age of 16 t become an actor and dancer in Europe before becoming a minister and marriage counselor. He is a graduate of Antioch University (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A.) and Ryokan College (Ph.D.), the latter two in California.

In 1989, Rev. Elmore developed the Relationship Center and the Relationship Enrichment Programs in Los Angeles. In the 1990s he also started a radio show and was a guest on television and other media, where he spoke on love, marriage, and family. He is also the founder of Kingdom Shelter, which provides housing for homeless men. 

Rev. Elmore has published several books, including How to Love a Black Man in 1996 and How to Love a Black Woman in 1998. From 2001-2016, he served as the Senior pastor of Faith Fellowship Community Church in North Highlands, CA.

For more see African-American Religious Leaders, by N. Aaseng; Faith Fellowship Community Church - Our History webpage; Dr. Ronn Elmore: A Night with the Singles, 11/21/2020, on YouTube; and "Elmore, Ronn, 1957-" on

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