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Ruffin Alphin

Sr. Pastor – Teaching

Growing up on a farm in Southeast Virginia, I had every intention of getting an agricultural degree and returning home to work with my father and brother. After coming to Christ in college and graduating from Va. Tech (perhaps this nation's finest university) with a B.S. in Animal Science, I did return home to farm, but for only two years.

Believing the Lord was calling me into vocational ministry, my wife, Dorothy and our daughter, Allison, packed our Ryder truck and moved to Chattanooga, TN to begin attending Temple Baptist Seminary. After one year I transferred to Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Upon graduating with a Master of Divinity degree I pastored two years at a Brethren Church in that area. We then moved to Pittsburgh, PA where we ministered for nine years at Maranatha Bible Church.

It was during this time that I began to embrace Reformed theology and eventually enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In 1994 we moved back to Virginia to begin pastoring our first PCA church, Westminster Reformed Presbyterian in Suffolk.

Since that time we have seen God's abundant blessing as He has deepened our passion for Him and expanded our ministry. I am senior pastor, with primary responsibilities in preaching, administration and counseling and have the privilege of overseeing a great staff.

757-539-0540 ext. 107