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Pastor Ralph M Saunders Jr






  • Born in Williamsburg, VA September 30, 1963, raised and lived in West Point, VA
  • Actively attended church from Nursery School to Adult
  • Baptized and Confirmed at the West Point United Methodist Church



  • Recommitted life to Christ in the fall of 1999
  • Became active at the West Point United Methodist Church under Rev Fred Breeden.
  • Attended Peninsula Rainbow Emmaus in fall of 2000 Walk 19 Table of James
  • Led Youth Group and implemented a Junior Youth Group, started a Young Adult Sunday School Class
  • Participated on Administrative Board as Youth Leader and participated with the Monday Night and Sunday Morning Group Prayer Group.


  • In 2001 attended Greensprings Chapel under Pastor Bob Atkins in Williamsburg, VA - felt led to stay and be mentored by the Pastor.
  • Involved with the Sound Board ministry for Worship Services and special events.
  • Became the first commissioned Evangelist from the church and was given the position of Evangelism Director. Held several servant evangelism events in the city.
  • Attended all Leadership Meetings.
  • Member of Intercessory Prayer Group.
  • Became the Interim Youth Leader.
  • Participated as needed in church activities per the Pastor.
  • In 2006 I completed The Way of the Master School of Biblical Evangelism.
  • In the summer of 2012, enrolled in Liberty University Online to pursue a degree in Religious Studies but due to finances was unable to continue.


  • Relocated to Pennsylvania in May 2014, attended First United Methodist Church in Schuylkill Haven.
  • Completed Basic Laity for Christ Servant Ministry in August 2105.
  • Rotating Saturday Night Service Speaker, Evangelism Chairman, facilitate the initiation of a Young Adult Fellowship group and help with soundboard during contemporary service.


Ever since I was a child I have had an awesome relationship with the Lord. I have a love for Jesus Christ and sharing the Good News of the Gospel. I know God has placed a call on my life. It took an act of faith to leave a job of over 24 years to move to Auburn, PA where I am now married to my childhood sweetheart.

The tug on my heart to minister to His people and show His love grows greater every day. I want only to serve Him and those He places before me.

I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I enjoy hanging out with family and friends. I enjoy the gym, reading and reaching out to others. I am thankful for all God has given me and what is yet to come.

I have decided to begin the Candidacy for Local Pastor!