Ral came to minister here as lead pastor in June of 2008.  He graduated from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and Pastoral Training.  He has been in the ministry for more than 38 years, including serving in the areas of children’s ministry, youth ministry, outreach and missions.  Ral and his wife Kim were married in 1986 and the Lord has blessed them with a wonderful family.  They have two sons, Jeremiah and Jordan, a daughter, Elizabeth, two daughters in-law, Jacqui and Erin, and four grandchildren.  Pastor Ral is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word.  The desire of his heart is to reach people and help them become grounded in the Word of God.  He is passionate about the spiritual maturity of the church body and the growth of God’s kingdom.  Ral firmly believes and holds to the truth of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”