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Ralph Nygard

Ralph Nygard

Lead Pastor


  • Senior Pastor Ralph has served as the Lead Pastor @ EG-First since 1993. He has been preaching and pastoring churches since 1982. Education: Master of Divinity (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) -1982 Bachelors of Arts Degree in Religion of Music (Palm Beach Atlantic) Interests and Hobbies: family, bass fishing, spending time with grandkids.
  • Fun Facts about Ralph: He plays several musical instruments and enjoys playing the clarinet in the church orchestra. He used to also be the church drummer! Ralph's Family includes: Diane (wife), and 2 grown children (Mark and David) along with a few grandkids!
  • His favorite Books: The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren Out of the Salt Shaker and Into the World by Rebecca Manley Pippert The Source of My Strength - Charles Stanley The Holy Bible
  • Favorite Movies:The American President, Flywheel, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 33:3 ESV "Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."
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