Ralph A. Rebandt II was born and raised in Woodhaven, Wayne County, Michigan.
Ralph has served as lead pastor for Oakland Hills Community Church in Farmington Hills Michigan since 1987, and is the Chairman of the OPC Church Extension Committee (CHEX).
Ralph is chaplain for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Southeastern Michigan Chiefs of Police, Farmington Hills Police Department, Beverly Hills Police Department, and serves as a board member for the Farmington Hills Crime Prevention Advisory Committee.
Ralph earned a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Education from Summit University, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; Master's Degree in Religious Education Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia; and Master of Divinity Degree from Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, where he graduated magna cum laude and acquired credits in the Ph.D. program.
Earlier in his career, Ralph was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the Michigan Laborers Union, and the United Steelworkers. Ralph served as Religious Advisor on Governor Engler’s Sex and Drugs Education Task Force, Farmington Hills Year 2000 Planning Committee, and as a member for Farmington Families in Action.
Presently, Ralph serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the Council for National Policy located in Washington, D.C., and locally as a member of Farmington Hills S.A.F.E. (Suicide Awareness for Everyone.)
Ralph and his high school sweetheart, Carol, were married in 1976, and have four grown children and sixteen grandchildren. They live in Oakland County, Michigan.