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.