Reverend Dr. Ralph E. Williamson, affectionately known as ‘Pastor Ralph,’ serves as pastor of Christ Our Redeemer (COR) A.M.E. Church, and President and CEO of COR Community Development Corporation (CDC) which is COR's nonprofit economic development organization that serves the disenfranchised and underprivileged.
Pastor Ralph believes the church is called to build a Covenant Community loving one another as God has loved us (Romans 12: 4 - 18). He believes that love is a verb that is best seen and felt through active care for church and community members through ministries.
His preparation for ministry is steeped in prayer, biblical scholarship, and administrative training. A thoughtful speaker and writer, Pastor Ralph is also an author. He writes devotionals for the three seasons of the Christian calendar--Advent, Lent, and Pentecost. He also has written several books.
Pastor Ralph is passionate about sharing God’s word, helping people grow spiritually, and leading individuals to find their love for Christ. He is the 6th pastor for COR, coming to us in 2019 after serving faithfully for 16 years at First A.M.E. Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is joined in service with his wife, First Lady Jennifer Booker-Williamson, as of February 13, 2021.
He loves Ephesians 3:20 which reads "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."