My name is Ron Kenoly. I have been blessed to live my dream. I have traveled the world singing and leading people in Praise & Worship. Everywhere I go my name remains the same.
I am amused sometimes at how some people would attempt to pronounce my names. Sometimes the phonic use in my names are not familiar sounds in some of the indigenous languages, but because the people respect me and want to honor me, they make extra effort to pronounce my names the way I want my names to be spoken and I am very pleased that they would go out of their way to try to execute the correct pronunciation of my names.
With all due respect, I do not intend to accommodate their difficulty in pronouncing my names. My name is connected to the history of my family, my personal accomplishments are attached to my name, my will and testimony are attached to my name, my credibility and integrity is attached to my name and my Heavenly Father knows me by my name.
For these reasons, changing or altering my name for any reason is unacceptable. Therefore, those who wish to address me must refer to me by my names in the way that I wish for it to be spoken.
There are a variety of different names that people use to refer to our Heavenly Father, from one religious group to another, you will find interchangeable names and titles that people assign to our Creator but He has given us one Name, YaHuWaH, and that Name is to be spoken in reference to Him by every generation according to Exodus 3:13-15.
In Exodus 20, in what we refer to as the 10 commandments, our Eternal One says, that we should not take His Name in vain. He is very serious about how we respect and speak His Name.
Let us put The Name of YaHuWaH in our hearts and in our mouths and forever declare that YaHuWaH is our Mighty One.
Love and shalom,
Dr. Ron Kenoly
Oni, Similoluwa (Simi)
October 01, 2016
Mr Ron Kenoly, I love how you worship, I can tell how much you love the Lord. You really inspire me. And now, reading your messages, love it. I do have a question though but first, how are you and your family doing? How is your health? God is always faithful. Now to my question. Is YAHUWAH the only name used to call God? I taught he has other names? We can worship him by calling his names too right?
January 09, 2017
I am researching Yahuwah name and I am quit upset that this was hidden from us. Now all that I have been taught has changed. I am very thankful you are speading Yah’s true NAME. I am in the early stages but will continue to seek truth. I enjoy your music and blog. Thank you and Shalom
Omar García Pérez
January 16, 2017
Dear Ron Kenoly,
Like you, I am blessed by all the biblical names of God in any language, with its different pronunciation, and biblical titles, as you sang with Lucia Parker in the song “Because of who you are” (Por quien eres tú). But I’ve been concerned about your ministry lately and, in the name of many Christians who wonder about where your ministry is going, I want to beg you to clarify you this situation.
You, by the music God gave you the gift to compose, have blessed my life in many ways, and I love you as a brother of the most High God. But since you started being involved in the Sacred Name Movement, I got concerned about you because it seemed as if you stopped using the name of Jesus and started to use ONLY the name of YaHWaH instead. In places or blog entries where you promote the use of the transliteration of the name YHWH, you don’t mention the name “Jesus” anymore. For this reason, there are rumors on the web that you don’t believe in the name of Jesus anymore! I know now that this is not true as such, because I have seen you using the name of Yeshua and Jesus in a video recorded recently by Trucalm TV in CBN. But in Youtube, there are some videos in which you are referred to as a “Former Gospel Singer” who now Praises YaHuWaH. What these people mean is that when you didn’t use this name, you were not praising God, and the people who do not use this name, is not praising God. Many people in the Hebrew Roots movement claim that God will not hear us if we don’t use that name, and the say we have to only use his name “YaHwaH” to be saved. These are dangerous teachings. For in history, the exact pronunciation of the name YHWH has been a misstery. And, in the Bible translations, the names Yah, Yahwah, Yahweh, Yahveh, Jehovah, Jehová, Yeshua Ha-Machiach, Jesucristo, Jesús, or Jesus Christ, are all names in different tongues to refer to THE LORD, i.e. YHWH.
Acts 4 says that Jesus Christ is the ONLY name by which we be saved. So, the names of Jesus and Yahwah do not exclude each other. It’s the same! The transliteration of the name YHWH is not used in the New Testament, yet we know that Jesus is God YHWH. We now by John Chapter 1, Isaiah 9:6, and many other Bible verses, which you surely know, that God, the Son IS the Eternal Father. But many people in the Sacred Name Movement say that if we use the name “Jesus”, God will not answer to us, and some even mean that we can’t be saved if we don’t use the name YaHWah. Jesus said in John 16:24 to the Jews: “Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete”. Somebody wrote that you no longer believe in the name of Jesus. Could you please clarify this situation? God bless you.
Dr. Pradeep Stephen
March 18, 2020
This last comment is right that the Name of the Lord Jesus is the Only Name that given among men under Heaven for salvation.Acts 4:10-12 In Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:9 God bless your talent to magnify the Lord of Glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Gloria Caldwell Daughter of the Most High El Elyon!! Yahuwah!! Saved by His son Yahushua HaMashiach
June 15, 2020
People who do not use the true Hebrew names and comment in here of fears because Ron Kenoly uses them has not done your research. It is truly not a cult and you do not have to be in the sacred name movement to want to use the Name emphasized over and over from Exodus to Revelation!
Ron I was so happy to hear you using the real Names and putting them in your worship. I did research and came out of the pagan holidays and back to living by the Word of Yah!! It has made me very peculiar and my relationship with Yahuwah and Yahushua HaMashiach has deepened more than I could ever imagine. The Word has become meat to me and I see things I never noticed. I have listened to you for years and it just blessed my soul to hear your latest music. I will see you at the Tree of Life. Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those doing His commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the Tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city. (New Yerushalayim)
September 19, 2020
You came to the church that I was in many years ago. I am blessed by the singing. I bought a lot of your cd and I play them in my car all the time. After church you were signing our Bibles. And you prayed for me I was the only you pray for that day. Thank you loving our God so much. Carolyn Schuler from Bridgman,Michigan
October 03, 2020
As a former member of a Christian cult, it is not surprising that Ron Kenoly’s decision to join the Sacred Name movement has taken him back to the Old Covenant–complete with wearing “temple” clothing and keeping the seventh-day Sabbath and Jewish Holy Days! Whenever Christians get fixated on teaching from the Old Covenant, it inevitably takes them back to it. In fact, God designed the Old Covenant to do just that–it kept ancient Israel in a state of spiritual suspension, as it were, until the first coming of Christ, who replaced the Old Covenant with a “new and living way.”(Hebrews 10:20). As Jesus told the Samaritan woman, God is looking for those who worship in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23-24). Not once did Jesus mention “correct pronunciation” as a way to worship! It’s also interesting that even some of the members of the Sacred Name group disagree with what the “real” sacred name is (which tells you something, right?) Anyway, I am disappointed that Kenoly is allowing his worship gifts to be spiritually stunted. I pray that the Holy Spirit will convict his heart and return him to true worship of the Triune God.
June 05, 2021
This is so good Deborah! I had a mentor who began to teach me things about the Hebrew Roots Movement and it brought so much confusion into my life and relationship with the Heavenly Father. I did a lot of research about the name and the other beliefs they share and every bit of it was leading me away from the GRACE of Yah, away from Jesus, and to a salvation based on the law. I love what you said about Jesus never mentioning the correct pronunciation as a way to worship. In the time of Jesus, Jews didn’t pronounce the name of the God out of reverence, yet Yeshua never corrected them on this. I’m not saying that Jews were right in completely abandoning the pronunciation of God’s name, what I am saying is that you don’t need to say the correct pronunciation in order to worship Him. Yah is the one who created different languages and the Bible states that in heaven there will be people from every nation and EVERY language. The Lord looks on the heart and knows my motives, that I am worshipping none other than Him. No matter if I say Jesus (English), Jezi (Creole), or Yeshua (or Yahushua in this case).
Holy Spirit brought me out of the Hebrew Roots/Sacred Name movement when I noticed the people in the movement put more of an emphasis on name pronunciation and following the law, rather than the grace of Yahweh through the sacrifice of Jesus.