Ralph Eugene Lewis, Sr. Is the senior pastor of Good Shepherd New Day Fellowship Church in Decatur, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. He has served in this capacity since 1982. He was elevated to the sacred office of bishop in 1997. He is a third generation minister and pastor for over 43 years. His ministry has taken him across the nation and as far as Kuwait City to do ministry. In 1996 he founded and established New Day Ministries International in Atlanta Georgia.
He is currently an independent representative, and Regional Leader with Primerica Financial Services. (20 years) Prior to PFS, he was a supervisor of inventory control for Pepsi-Cola of Atlanta. He has been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures including Melaleuca, Ignite Energy, and Medicare Part D just to name a few.
He has been involved in community affairs with the N.A.A.C.P.
Rainbow Push, S.A.B.A. and G.A.M.A. Ministerial Alliances, as well as an active volunteer Chaplain with the Fulton County Sheriff's Dept.
Ralph is a:
1979 graduate of C. H. Mason Seminary at The I.T.C in Atlanta, GA., with a Masters of Divinity degree in Church History and Institutional Ministry.
1975 graduate of the University of Detroit, Detroit, MI., B.A. Criminal Justice Studies; minor in Psychology.
Additional Certificates in: Clinical Chaplain and Leadership Coaching, by Georgia Baptist Association.
He is married to Diane E. Lewis, (36 years), three children Ralph ll, Duane (Shanae) and Ebony. One granddaughter Kylie Elizabeth.