Pastor

In 1997, Rev. Ralston became the pastor of the Savannah Holy Church of God.  He was married to Beth Ann Mouser on June 1, 1991.  They have three children: Grant, Landon, and Brooklyn.  Pastor Ralston is a graduate of OBI, Liberty University (M.Ed.), and ACCS (D.Min.).   In 2017, he received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Piedmont International University.  His area of research involves the study of servant leadership principles as an indicator for ministerial tenure, contentment, and success.  


Rev. Ralston co-founded the Smoky Mountain Minister’s Conference with Rev. Don Ingram in 2002.  He serves on the board of directors for the PFYC of America, African Holiness Missions, and Macedonian Call Missions.  Dr. Ralston has a passion for Christian education.  As a result of this passion, Pastor Ralston and the Savannah Church had a burden to start a Bible college in the southern part of the US.  In 2014, Heritage Seminary was founded and Dr. Ralston serves as president of Heritage Seminary, as well as, an instructor.  Also, he has served as principal of Butler Christian Academy since 1997. 

Deacons

  • Bro. David Miller

    Bro. David Miller was born at Telfar Hospital in Savannah, GA on September 11, 1944 to Margurite and Lesta Rufas Miller. In early childhood, he had only a 50% survival rate due to rheumatic fever. 


    He was educated in Chatham County Schools through high school and briefly attended Armstrong State University. In his early 20s, he served in the GA Air National Guard for six years and was discharged as staff sergeant. 


    He attended Savannah Holy Church of God and was saved under the ministry of Reverend CM Butler in 1962. In 1994, he was appointed to the board of deacons and is currently serving under Pastor Ralston. He has also served as Sunday School Superintendent and a Sunday School teacher on several occasions.  


    On October 27, 1974, he married Ellen Miller. They have been blessed with two daughters and five grandchildren. He retired from Derst's Bakery Company in 2007 with 28 years of service. He is currently employed part-time in South Eastern Grocers.

  • Bro. Jeremy Miles

    He was born in Savannah, Ga, Sept 27th, 1976 to the late Rev. Mike Miles and Patricia Miles. He was raised until the age of 6 in Rocky Ford, Georgia where his Father pastored the Holy Church of God. In 1983, his Father took the Pastorate at the Holy Church of God in Hagan, Ga and moved his family there. After his passing in 1997, Bro. Jeff Hensley became Pastor, and in the year 2001, he became a Deacon and remained in that position until 2004.


    In April of 2004, he married Anita Dawn Daugherty and they moved to the Savannah Holy Church of God. On December 13th, 2006 they were blessed with their little girl Addison. In August of 2010, he became a Deacon at SHCOG and has had the privilege of serving in that position since that time. 


    He has been in the retail business since the age of 16, when he started with Winn-Dixie Grocery stores. He worked his way up through the company from cart pusher to Store Manager by the age of 21. He remained in that position until he left in 2002 and joined Wal-mart Stores, Inc. He was a Co-Manager for 4 years and then he became the Manager of the Vision Center. He has since received his Dispensing Optician License and now serves as the Optical Manager for Sam’s Club in Pooler, GA. 

  • Bro. Johnny Sikes

    Bro. Henry Sikes, better known as Bro. Johnny, was born on July 18, 1943. He grew up in Collins, GA and worked for local farmers during the summers throughout Middle School and High School. In 1961, he graduated from Collins High School. 


    In March of 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Lynn. Later that year, he moved to Savannah, GA and started working for Bro. Johnny Barnes as a brick mason. With Bro. Barnes encouragement, he attended Savannah Holy Church of God and was saved in 1965. In 1969, he moved to Pembroke, GA and began attending Pembroke Holy Church of God, where he helped build the church, and served as deacon, youth leader, song leader, and Sunday School teacher. In 1991, he began working for Ericksons, and was employed there for 19 years. 


    In 2000, he returned to Savannah Holy Church of God to attend church with his family. He became a deacon in 2004. He is currently retired and enjoys woodworking, fishing and spending time with his four grandchildren. Bro. Johnny is a man of prayer, a helping hand, and a friend to all.

Youth Pastor

Bro. Robert Kelly was born on January 27th in 1973 and was raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. He was saved in October of 1990. Eight years later he met his wife, Shannon Burson, at Pocalla Holiness Fellowship Meeting. They were married November 20, 1999. They have two children: Savannah and Chase.


He and his wife evangelized for seven years before coming to Savannah Holy Church of God. In August of 2010, he was appointed youth pastor of SHCOG. Along with youth pastor, he has served as Sunday School Superintendent.

Music Director

Bro. Mark Holcombe was born in Savannah, GA on June 20, 1956 to Earl and Geneva. He was the 6th child of 12. He grew up in a preachers home where prayer and faith was at the center of their family. As a young child, he always wanted to learn to play the piano. His mother told him that the Lord spoke to her and told her to anoint his hands to play. She told him that if he used his talent for the Lord that God would use him one day.


He graduated from H.V. Jenkins High in 1974. On Valentine's Day,1976, he married Janice Diann. He was working in Savannah at the time, and decided to visit Savannah Holy Church of God. Bro. C M Butler called them to the front and asked them what church they were planning on attending. They told him they weren't sure, but Bro. Butler insisted that he wanted them to consider this church their home church from now on. They started coming and during the early part of 1977, Bro. Butler asked him to take the piano position for the church. On July, 03, 1977, their daughter, Rachel Diann was born. He is now working with his daughter, as she is helping him with the Savannah Choir. 


He is presently employed at Georgia Power and has been for 34 years. He enjoys fishing, music, and spending time with his two grandchildren and family. He has a heart for the church's youth and loves to see them grow in the Lord.