Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of 18. In 1964, he attended Summer School at Tennessee Temple Schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee and graduated from Florida Bible College in 1968. He was Founder and Pastor of the Colorado Bible Church in Arvada, Colorado from 1972 -1987. For 13 years, he was Founder and President of the Arvada Christian School and Colorado Bible College.
He directed a large youth work ministry called the “Christian Youth Ranch”, for many years with over 200 attending Bible College. The major thrust of Dr. Arnold’s ministry is soul winning. Through the years his burden for evangelism continued to grow, and in 1987 Dr. Arnold resigned as pastor and president to enter the field of full time evangelism. Dr. Arnold had the honor of sharing his pulpit many times with Dr. Curtis Hutson and preaching with him for four years at the South Texas Sword of the Lord Conferences.
He is known for his clear presentation of the gospel and his fervent appeal for sinners to be saved. His sermons challenge and motivate Christians to win souls as a result of yielding their lives to Christ. As an evangelist, he speaks out clearly and unmistakably on the issues that effect fundamentalists, warning against compromise with liberals and modernists.
As the Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia, he hosted the Northside Bible Hour on television for 8 years and radio for 17 years.
“Yankee” has been married over 60 years to his wonderful, sacrificial, dedicated and Godly wife, Betty. Their mutual love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been the cause of thousands upon thousands of children being born into the Family of God. They have been blessed with three precious children and five awesome grandchildren.
Dr. Arnold has been pastor of Calvary Community Church of Tampa for 11 years (2009-2020). He is still serving as President of Florida Bible College of Tampa and host of Yankee Radio Broadcast Ministry.