Ralph Mann, Pastor
Brother Ralph Mann comes from a family of Methodist ministers. He had not planned on following in the footsteps of his grandfather and great uncles, but he too was called by God into the Ministry.
Bro. Ralph was the Associate Pastor at a larger church in Florence for two years before being charged as the Pastor at Rogers Chapel in October of 2011.
The church has seen steady growth in attendance, membership and spiritual growth during Bro. Ralph's time which he attributes to the work of God.
We at Rogers Chapel United Methodist Church believe that music is one of the most important aspects of worshiping our Lord. The Bible states to make a joyful sound unto the Lord, and we are doing just that. We worship God with the fullness of our hearts and spirit. We ask for the Holy Spirit to come lead us in worshiping and walking with our Savoir. The worship choir works and prays diligently for the Lord to use them to spread his message of hope, peace, joy, and love not only to the lost but to the ones who need a word of encouragement.
The worship service at Rogers Chapel is a blend of contemporary and traditional music. It is important to move the church forward in worshiping our Lord, but at the same time it is even more important to never forget our history. Hymns, like praise and worship music, carry the important message of God’s love for the world. We believe that it is important to balance the service so that every person can have a worshipful experience with our God.
The worship service is lead by the Rogers Chapel Worship Choir, under the direction of Mr. Brad Alexander. Brad also serves the church as the Minister of Music, Choir Director, and church pianist. He has his Associates in Science Degree in Music from Bevill State Community College in Jasper, AL and Bachelors in Education from the University of North Alabama. Brad’s love of music came from church music he was exposed to as a young child. He began his work in church when he was only eleven years old at a rural church in Nauvoo, AL. He began leading music on Sunday night’s at the church, and then moved to playing piano for the church at the age of thirteen. Brad credits his music knowledge to a lady by the name of Francis Stewart who not only taught him music, but also taught him that every gift that God has given you should be used to glorify His name. Just as Brad’s love for music has grown, so has his love for serving our Lord.