Ralph and Joanna Gerard

Pastor Ralph preached his first message at the age of sixteen.  For fifteen years he traveled to thirty-five nations and across America proclaiming God’s Word and inspiring leaders.   Ralph’s passion to equip and mobilize believers would be the driving force which would lead him to pioneer his first church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the age of thirty-two.

Long before “branding” became the business buzz of today, the BRAND of MetroChurch became the Presence and Power of God! As a result, three other south-Florida churches were birthed from that seed and continue to prosper today.

Pastor Ralph married his sweetheart, Joanna in 1982 and together they are raising two supernatural children, Christa Joy and Rapha Simeon Gerard.

After an eight year pilgrimage in the great Southwest, the Gerard’s are returning home to their beloved south Florida with Church on the Word, where they believe they have a stake and a fresh vision within the local tapestry of faith.