About Ralph Harris

Hi, I’m Ralph Harris. I am the author of the best-selling books, God’s Astounding Opinion of You, and the brand new, #1 New Release Best-Seller, Life According to Perfect.

As you will see, my message is all about how perfect God is toward us and with us, as revealed by Christ’s cross and resurrection, and the accounts we have in the Bible—particularly the New Testament. I speak and write about how complete and perfect God’s work was, which results in rest, confidence, power and grace for you and me. That’s what makes life work.

I am also the president of Ralph Harris Ministries, a non-profit media ministry, which is devoted to helping people better understand the grace of God.

My goal is to offer practical, scriptural insights that challenge the way you look at God and at yourself. If you’re the type of person that likes to get a dose of truth a few times each week and occasionally dig even deeper into a particular subject, then this site is for you.

I typically post a video or a written note two to three times a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest content, you can subscribe via email. It takes less than a minute to sign up and you can unsubscribe at any time.

My Biography

I grew up in a small town near Pasadena, California. My father was financial planner, coach, and Boy Scout leader, and my mother organized and ran all things family and household. My father taught me how to fly fish, which became and is my favorite hobby. I head to a stream as often as possible.

I am a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), and hold a graduate degree in theology from Life Pacific College.

I have served as a pastor for more than 30 years, including pastor to children, youth and singles, and as senior pastor in Long Beach, California.

My Family

In 2000, my family moved from California to Colorado. My wife, Sarah, and I have been married for 26 years, and she is a high school choir assistant director. My eldest daughter, Ellen, is working on a sustainability program with the school district in Helena, Montana, while my youngest daughter, Emma, has recently married a Kiwi and moved to New Zealand, where she and her husband serve with Youth With A Mission. Frankly, I am ridiculously pleased with my daughters, but wish they would move home again. 🙂