Elder Ronald Sanders is the first son and second child of eleven children given to the late Suffragan Bishop Henry L. and Evangelist Alice J. Sanders. He was born on April 12, 1952 in Washington, D.C. Elder Sanders, along with his siblings was reared up in holiness from his youth at The Way Back to Pentecost Church of Washington, DC. He was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age. It was obvious from a young age that he was “good ground” and the seed planted in him would be fruitful.
For over 35 years he has been a faithful companion and father to his family. Elder Sanders married the apple of his eye, Sister Patricia Sanders, on June 21, 1975. He is the father of nine children, Victor Demmons, Ronald Jr., Sharron Smith, Terica, Patreese, Keturah Matthews, Steven, Bethany, and Marcus. As required for all families, and even more so when the quiver is full, Elder Sanders was a hard worker. The Lord blessed his diligence and promoted him from being jack-hammer operator to his current position as manager with the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission. Although he worked hard to meet the needs of this family, he was careful to keep God first.
Elder Ronald L. Sanders, Sr.
Elder Sanders, hearing the call of the Lord, worked faithfully in the church, desiring to do the will of the Lord. He acknowledged his call to minister in his post-teen years and was licensed and ordained as an Elder of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in 1990.
In 2012 he was appointed Assistant Presiding Bishop of the newly formed Apostolic Faith Fellowship, International headquartered in Clinton, MD