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Ralph Harris

Author, Speaker

President, LifeCourse Ministries

I’m thankful that your interest led you to our web site.

In 1983 I became a pastor for the first time to some four hundred kids.  Why did I do it?  I had recently fallen in love with Jesus and He gave me a desire for others to know how incredible He is. I discovered that real life, deep and satisfying, is with Him!  While teaching third grade Sunday School, my church noticed what my passion looked and sounded like, and God opened the door for me to “officially” care for people.  I became Pastor Ralph.

While what I do today looks different than what I did back then, the reason I am still in “the ministry” is because my particular love affair with God works its way out by telling others about the incredible love, grace, and ability God has for them.  He is actually perfect in love, perfect in understanding, perfect in counsel, and perfect in giving His life to us.  Knowing Him is the best thing there is.

So, from Children’s Pastor to Youth Pastor, from Singles Pastor to Senior Pastor, and right up to now, my purpose is for you to know what He thinks of you, what He’s like with you, and how happy He is to live in you.  When you’ve got that you can really live!  That’s why I wrote my book, God’s Astounding Opinion Of You (Understanding Your Identity Will Change Your Life), and that’s why I’ll go just about anywhere to usher people toward a richer, fuller knowledge of God.  He is incredible, and He has made you that way too.  You should know all about it.

Please make use of what you find on our web site.  To help you know and grow in Christ, we’ve made available some example video teachings on the Watch Ralph page, our weekly LifeNotes, my Blog, Facebook, and an opportunity to meet me Face To Face through the internet.  If you would like to invite me to speak and serve at an event, that’s even better.  I would love to meet you.

Ralph’s Bio:

Speaking to churches and groups all over the world, Ralph has been in the ministry since 1983.  A dynamic, yet sensitive speaker, he is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), and of Life Pacific College.  Prior to beginning LifeCourse Ministries in 2004 with his wife, Sarah, he served as Senior Pastor of The Lighthouse Church of Long Beach in Southern California for over ten years.  Previously, he served as Youth and Singles Pastor at Desert Chapel in Palm Springs, CA, and Children’s Pastor at Faith Community Church in Covina, CA.

                                                   Birthplace:                                               Currently:

                                                        Pasadena, California                                 Longmont, Colorado

Favorites & Hobbies:

Steak, sushi, New York Super Fudge Chunk (and whatever is in the freezer), the films The King’s Speech, Gettysburg, BraveHeart, Chocolat, Emperor’s New Groove, and Young Frankenstein, fly fishing, music, electronic gadgets, photography, and books such as The Rest Of The Gospel, The Pressure’s Off, Hind’s Feet On High Places, Truefaced, and Grace Walk. (See our recommended book list for more.)  And especially my wife, Sarah, as well as my daughters, Ellen and Emma.  I can’t get enough of them!

Person he’d most like to meet: 

The apostle Paul, no question.


Who is LifeCourse?  Like you, it’s people who believe.

There are a lot of people who would tell you that they are part of LifeCourse, and that’s no small thing.  After attending one of our seminars, they ask if they might send us to people in need of the gospel of God’s grace to us in Christ, and/or if they might contribute toward the many relevant books we offer at those seminars.  They’ve invested their lives along with us.  Without them, we wouldn’t be meeting and assisting the many people we do each year. We are continually in their debt.

Additionally, we have a number of people who oversee and help guide LifeCourse Ministries, our Board of Directors.  They are Steve Maynard, Trish Webster, Evan & Leela Harris, Debbie Ellis, Ryan and Jenn Brem, Peter Kingsley, Steve Woods, and Steve and Jill Martin.  Their goal is to see to the integrity, effectiveness and reach of LifeCourse.  They are passionate, brilliant and Spirit-led men and women.  We are also continually in their debt.



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