Pastor Ralph Brandenburg was born in Van Wert, Ohio in 1939. As a teenager, He accepted the Lord in Fort Wayne, Indiana while attending the Harvester Ave. Missionary Church.
In 1960, Ralph married Norma Lehman while attending Fort Wayne Bible College. (Taylor University, Ft. Wayne, Indiana) After two years in the pastorate, they spent two terms as missionaries, in the Dominican Republic.
In 1974, God called them to the inner-city to create and build a Hispanic ministry in Chicago. There he established and pastored a Spanish church. During the next 20 years, Ralph was instrumental in starting other Hispanic Works in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
With their three children grown, in 1993, Ralph and Norma returned to the Dominican Republic for 2 1/2 years of ministry.
Ralph Brandenburg began to minister to Cuban refugees and then began to visit Cuba at his own expense. When they had to return to the states, they visited churches and ministered here. Soon after, they were officially assigned to Cuba.
Since Ralph and Norma couldn’t live in Cuba, they moved to South Florida in 1997. Ralph made trips to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Venezuela, and helped established churches to develop missionary vision and ministry in Cuba.
Currently, Ralph and Norma Brandenburg are retired and live in South Florida. In Ralph’s spare time, he enjoys collecting and working on model trains and coins.