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About Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Dr. Ralph F. Wilson is the Director of Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries, and writes nearly all the material on his various websites. He has an intense interest in using the Internet to teach the Bible and to train disciples.
- Pioneered designing and teaching online interactive Bible studies since 1996, with up to 5,000 participants in a study.
- Authored 45+ volumes in the JesusWalk® Bible Study Series, including Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel (2004, 2010, 2020) and JesusWalk: Beginning the Journey (2009) -- a discipleship program for new Christians. Most books are available in paperback, Kindle, and PDF formats. The Bible studies are available free via e-mail.
- Publishes the Joyful Heart Newsletter, with circulation over 65,000.
- Since retirement, he has served on the Leadership Team, and presently serves as a member of the Communication Team, and as a discipler at Rock Harbor Covenant Church, Rocklin, California (2014-present).
- Pastor, First Baptist Church of Nevada City, California (2010-2013).
- Ministry Development Pastor, Community Covenant Church, Rocklin, California (2004-2009).
- Community Outreach Pastor, Sierra Christian Church, Loomis, California (2002-2004).
- Church Planting Pastor, Church of the Live Oaks, Rocklin, California (1988-2001).
- Ordained under the auspices of the American Baptist Churches, USA (1977).
- Pastor, Lindley Ave. Baptist Church, Tarzana, California (1976-1988).
- Assistant Pastor, Arcadia Christian Center, Arcadia, California (1974-1976).
- Assistant Pastor, Bethesda Christian Church, Los Angeles, California (1967-68 and 1970-74).
- About 40% of online subscribers are outside the US.
- Two of his books have been reprinted by Christian Literature Centre in North East India. JesusWalk: Beginning the Journey has been translated into Spanish and is available in Kindle and PDF formats for distribution in Latin America. A partial translation has been made into the Tamil language (used in Malaysia).
- Since 2007, he has made five trips to western Kenya to train pastors.
Statement of Faith
- He is an evangelical Christian with an openness to the working of the Holy Spirit in our day. He agrees with the statement of faith of the National Association of Evangelicals, though he is not presently a member of that fine organization.
- He strongly believes in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as our authority for faith and practice.
- While he is an active member of a denomination, he believes in the essential unity of all believers in Jesus the Lord and is non-sectarian in his approach.
- Doctor of Ministry (1984), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
- Master of Divinity (1976), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
- Bachelor of Arts, Biology (1967), Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
- In addition, Dr. Wilson has taken numerous courses in art, graphic design, and particularly watercolor at Sierra College and local adult education offerings.
- Founder, editor, and publisher, Web Marketing Today,® pioneer business e-mail newsletter on Internet marketing (1995-2012), with circulation up to 150,000. Also editor and publisher of Doctor Ebiz® and Web Commerce Today® newsletters.
- Featured in many marketing reviews, quoted in national and international news media, such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Financial Times, etc.
- Author of more than a dozen books in the Internet marketing field, including Planning Your Internet Marketing Strategy (Wiley, 2001; also in Russian and Japanese), as well as two massive books: The E-Mail Marketing Handbook (2003) and The Shopping Cart Report (2004), now out-of-print.
- Spoke in England, Germany, and Israel on Internet marketing, at many major industry conferences in the United states (1997-2012).
- Primary speaker at numerous one-day conferences on Internet marketing in major US cities (2001-2006) -- New York, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco (produced by Wilson Internet Services)
- Recipient of the Tenaga Award for Internet Marketing Excellence (2001).
- Co-author of numerous Internet marketing articles in academic journals.
- Painting watercolors since fall of 2012. He serves as president of WASH (Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons, 2019-2021).
- Plays the guitar. He has two -- a 1963 Martin 00-18 and a Taylor GS Mini.
- Learning the alto recorder.
- Interest in genealogy for many years.
- Pastor Ralph has been married to his wife Jean since 1968. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.
- Served in the US Army (1968-1970) during the Vietnam era, stationed at Frederick, Maryland, virus research.
- Research on RNA and DNA under Dr. James Bonner at Kerckhoff Laboratories, Cal Tech, Pasadena (1970-1973), co-author of several seminal scientific articles.
- A Few Sermons
- Contact Us
- JoyfulHeart.com (1995-present)
- JesusWalk Bible Study Series (1996-present)
- DoctorEbiz.com (1995-2012)
Dr. Wilson has often appeared in the press. These are a few of these mentions.
JesusWalk.com selected in September 10, 1999 and February 16, 2001 by Christianity Today's Connection Newsletter as the Christian Web Site of the Week, with a rating of ><> ><> ><> ><> (four fish out of four).
- "Using the Internet to Build Christian Community," by Dr. Wilson, Worship Leader, Fall 2000. Discusses developing online inductive Bible studies, and a survey of JesusWalk.com.
- Kevin Murdock, "Interview of Dr. Ralph Wilson on the Founding of Web Marketing Today," Web Marketing Today, July 18, 2012.
In-depth Bible study books
You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format.
- Songs of Ascent (Ps 120-134)
- 1, 2, and 3 John
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter & Jude
- 1 & 2 Thessalonians
- 1 & 2 Timothy
- 1 Corinthians
- 2 Corinthians
- Apostle Paul
- Abraham, Faith of
- Christ Powered Life (Romans 5-8)
- Christmas Incarnation
- Colossians and Philemon
- Conquering Lamb of Revelation
- David, Life of
- Glorious Kingdom, The
- Great Prayers of the Bible
- Holy Spirit, Disciple's Guide
- Jacob, Life of
- Jesus and the Kingdom of God
- JesusWalk: Beginning the Journey
- John's Gospel
- Lamb of God
- Listening for God's Voice
- Lord's Supper
- Luke's Gospel
- Moses the Reluctant Leader
- Names and Titles of God
- Names and Titles of Jesus
- Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books
- Resurrection and Easter Faith
- Sermon on the Mount
- Seven Last Words of Christ