Rod Penrod , Evangelism Pastor

Office– 260-724-7729
Cell –   260-418-9492

Educational Background

Physical Education Magor; Grace College, Ministers License and Ordination through the Church of the Nazarene, Sales and Service training with Allstate Insurance and AAA Chicago Motor Club

Favorite Movies
Patton, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rudy

Favorite Foods

Steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, salad, German chocolate cake and fruit pies with ice tea, rootbeer or coke. That’s my Happy Meal!


Sports, music, and making people laugh


I organized a Billy Ballenger “Break the Grey” event that was held in 2017 throughout all Adams county schools. , NCCAA All American and hold the record for the 3000 meter Steeplechase at Grace College. As an insurance salesman I received “Rookie of the Year” for Indiana. Sales awards include National Champion, Chairman’s Conference, Life Leader and President Elite.

I love serving at Common Ground because…

I can be me. I have the freedom to use my God given gifts and talents to dream big dreams, cast a vision, surround myself with the right people for the journey, and lead our team across the finish line victoriously, together.
What I bring to the ministry at Common Ground is…
I’m a people person and I’m in my strength zone connecting with people, sharing the gospel, and bringing others into ministry. I’m a visionary with a tenacious spirit and a “Can Do” attitude. My background in sales, and persuasive influence, helps me to accomplish my calling with CG Sports.
If I did anything else besides ministry at Common Ground, I would….
Spend my days….on mission trips, public speaking, entertaining, coaching and encouraging others in sales, leadership and evangelism while making them laugh in the process. HAPPY DAY!!