Ralph is a native Washingtonian, who matriculated through Howard University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. After finishing his degree at Howard, Ralph moved to Richmond Virginia to complete a master’s degree in Divinity from Virginia Union University. Ralph has served the Second Baptist Church South Richmond for the last 18 years as Senior Pastor. Along with the various ministries and activities Second Baptist does, the church has completed several GREEN and Environmental projects. In response to the limited food choices and resources in the vicinity, the church will launch the Broad Rock Farmers Market in June 2021, which will provide fresh produce and an educational space to teach the community about fresh food. Ralph hopes to motivate the faith community to take the lead in environmental issues as stewards of the earth.