Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 18. In 1964 he attended Summer School at Tennessee Temple Schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and graduated from Florida Bible College in 1968. He was the Founder and Pastor of Colorado Bible Church in Arvada, Colorado from 1972 – 1987. For 13 years he was Founder and President of Arvada Christian School and Colorado Bible College.
He directed a large youth ministry called “Christian Youth Ranch,” for many years with over 200 attending Bible College. The major thrust of Dr. Arnold’s ministry is soul winning. Through the years his burden for evangelism continued to grow and in 1987, Dr. Arnold resigned as pastor and president to enter the field of full time evangelism. Dr. Arnold had the honor of sharing the pulpit with Dr. Curtis Hutson and preaching with him for 4 years at the south Texas, Sword of the Lord conferences.
He is known for his clear presentation of the Gospel and his fervent appeal for sinners to be saved. His sermons challenge and motivate Christians to win souls as a result of yielding their lives to Christ. As an evangelist, he speaks out clearly and unmistakably on the issues that affect fundamentalists, warning against compromise with liberals and modernists.
As Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia, he hosted the Northside Bible Hour television program for 8 years, and the radio program for 14. In 2009 he became the Pastor of Calvary Community Church of Tampa and took over the Bibleline radio program which was started by Dr. Hank Lindstrom, a fellow graduate of Florida Bible College. Dr. Arnold is now the Founder and primary lecturer of Bibleline Institute.
Yankee has been married over 52 years to his wonderful, sacrificial, dedicated and Godly wife, Betty. Their mutual love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been the cause of thousands upon thousands of children being born into the family of God. They have been blessed with 3 precious children and 5 awesome grandchildren. and is a graduate of Florida Bible College.