Ralph is a third-generation Californian. At 7’1” he played basketball for legendary Coach John Wooden at UCLA and was the first player to go to four NCAA Final-Four Tournaments. Both his Junior and Senior years he was an Academic All-American, graduating with a degree in Ecosystems. He later earned a Master’s of Divinity Degree from The Master’s Seminary. Ralph turned down NBA opportunities to play with Athletes in Action. With that organization, for four years he toured the world and preached the Gospel during halftimes. In 1980 Ralph became the first player signed by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft. Later, Ralph served in sports ministry as the Director of Sports Outreach America.
With a mission to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the political leaders of the world, in 1996, Ralph and his wife Danielle, founded Capitol Ministries. Capitol Ministries has planted evangelistic, discipleship ministries in Capitols throughout the United States and the world. Ralph personally leads weekly Bible studies to WH Cabinet Members, U.S. Senators and Representatives in Washington D.C.
The couple has three grown children, John, Susan and Scott, and seven grandchildren.
About the Capitol Ministries D.C. Bible Study
Capitol Ministries’ mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena of the world through in-depth, evangelistic, discipleship Bible Studies.
Every week you may read the same Bible study Ralph prepares and teaches to Cabinet Members, U.S. Senators and Representatives in various Bible Studies Capitol Ministries sponsors in Washington, D.C. Download the PDF and follow along as Frank Sontag reads the studies that examine current issues through a biblical lens.
The Audio versions of the Bible studies are read by Frank Sontag, host of The Frank Sontag Show, a popular drive-time Los Angeles talk show aired on KKLA Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).