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This website is provided by Living Hope Christian Ministries in memory of the late Pastor Vernon Ralphs.
Vernon was a great mentor and good friend to so many during his wide ministry in churches, bible college and hospitals.

All material is copyright and is published with permission of his family.

John 3v16:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


An emeritus AoG minister

Vernon Ralphs was very active as a hospital chaplain, local preacher, and External Examiner for the University of Wales.

   Vernon Ralphs

Pastoral history

He pastored churches in Golborne (Lancashire), Newark (Nottinghamshire), Brentwood (Essex), and Luton (Bedfordshire) before becoming a full-time Bible College lecturer.

Bible College lecturer

As a lecturer for over 20 years at Mattersey Hall (AoG Bible College) he majored on New Testament subjects and the Philosophy of Religion. He also served as Director of Studies. He was involved with the Carraig Eden Theological College in Ireland.

Academic record

BD (hons) & BA (hons, philosophy) with London University; MTh & MPhil with Nottingham University. His research degree considered 1 Corinthians 13 and Paul's understanding of faith. Other works include: The Study of Miracles and Mission in Luke-Acts; Explain the Word (Hermeneutics); Preach the Word (Homiletics).

Personal Interests

Art, Bible, Philosophy, Photography, Preaching, Swimming and Theology.

Musical tastes

Electronic music, Gospel music and Classic FM. Books: The Bible, The Pilgrim's Progress and mainly non-fiction.

The writer's desire was that all who use this site will find it helpful and encouraging.

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