About Our Pastor



 Reverend Dr. Ralph E. Williamson 

COR welcomes Reverend Dr. Ralph E. Williamson as pastor of Christ Our Redeemer (COR) A.M.E. Church. Dr. Williamson will also serve as President and CEO of COR Community Development Corporation a faith-based 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit that serves as the economic development arm of COR Church.

Williamson was formerly senior pastor of First A.M.E. Church Las Vegas for the past 16 years.He serves as the president of Faith Organizing Alliance and is actively involved in the Las Vegas community where he has served on the Advisory Board for Southern Nevada Coalition of Concerned Women (SNCCW). He is a member of the Las Vegas Chapter of the NAACP; the Ministerial Alliance of Southern Nevada; Churches of Southern Nevada; Nevadan's for Common Good; the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; president of Board of Directors for Colors of Lupus of Nevada; member of CLUE/LV (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice); and the founder of Focus Urban Development Corporation and Focus Inc.

Dr. Williamson holds a Doctorate of Ministry Degree (D.Min.) from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; a Masters of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Williamson is also a graduate of the Harvard Summer Leadership Institute with an emphasis on community and economic development.

Dr. Williamson is the author of a youth confirmation course; Developing Your Spiritual Understanding: Building a Covenant Community, a four-part study guide for church growth and membership retention, and Making a Spiritual Connection: Through Prayer, Fasting, and Meditation.

In 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak appointed Dr. Williamson as a Commissioner to the Nevada Census Complete Count Committee.