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Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Williamson is the Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine, California. He also serves as the President of Christ Our Redeemer Community Development Corporation (COR CDC). A non 501 c 3 non-profit organization committed to economically empowering marginalized communities by forming partnerships with public and private sectors. COR CDC operates under four pillars, Youth STEAM Education, Entrepreneurship, Affordable Housing, and Civic Engagement. Pastor Ralph was formerly the Senior Pastor of First AME Church in Las Vegas for 16 years. He is the founder and served as the President of Faith Organizing Alliance (FOA), a Non-Profit civic engagement organization for social justice. Under Pastor Ralph’s leadership, FOA created a vehicle that educated individuals within disenfranchised communities on various issues concerning clean energy and voter’s rights. To include the election process, ballot amendments, and political candidates, through forums, workshops, and social media, for both primary and national elections. Dr. Williamson holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree (D. Min.) from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; a Master of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Williamson is an author, pastor, and community leader who makes a difference in the communities he serves.

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