Our Pastor

Dr. Ralph E. Williamson
Dr. Ralph E. Williamson, is the Senior Pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church. Under his administration and leadership skills, the church more than double in membership and numerous community outreach programs. Such as a food pantry; youth education, tutoring, and mentoring; foster care and Special needs adoptions; health and wellness education; and a transportation ministry.
With expanded church growth, Dr. Williamson presented a clear vision for the congregation, resulting in the building of a new sanctuary.

Dr. Williamson is actively involved in the Las Vegas community. He is a member of the Las Vegas Chapter of the NAACP; the Ministerial Alliance of Southern Nevada; Churches of Southern Nevada; Nevadan’s for Common Good; the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; member of CLUE/LV (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice). He is also co-founder of various other non-profit organizations, Focus Inc., Focus Urban Development Corp., REW Ministries Inc. and Faith Organizing Alliance.

Dr. Williamson is the author of three publications, Developing Your Spiritual Understanding: A Youth Confirmation Guide, Building a Covenant Community an Interactive Guide for New Members and Making a Spiritual Connection: Through Prayer Fasting and Meditation.

Dr. Williamson has a Doctorate of Ministry Degree (D.Min.) from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; a Masters of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Summer Leadership Institute.