Pastor Ronald Groschel is a native of the Twin City area. During his childhood years Pastor Groschel grew up on the
Eastside of St. Paul. He was actively involved at Harding High School during his teen years. After graduation,
Pastor Groschel attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota. He then transferred to Hamline
University where he earned his BA degree in 1975. In 1979, God moved upon his heart and directed his steps toward
pastoral ministry. Pastor Groschel received his seminary training from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in
Minneapolis where he continues to serve as a Board Member. Pastor Groschel served as an assistant pastor at the
Fourth Baptist Church in Minneapolis from 1983 to 1994. In June 1994, he accepted the call to become the Senior
Pastor of the Prior Lake Baptist Church.