CONTACT PASTOR VAILS
Pastor Ronald Vails was born on 11 January 1958 in Cincinnati Ohio. He is the second born of identical twins, to Ellis and Linda Vails. Ronald accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of fourteen and was baptized on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1972. Pastor Ronald Vails attended Robert A. Taft High School. Upon graduating from high school, he enrolled at South Carolina State College.
After spending four years at South Carolina State College, Pastor Vails joined the United States Army where he retired as a First Sergeant after 20 years of exemplary service. During those 20 years of service, he served overseas in locations such as The Republic of South Korea, Germany, Hawaii, Thailand, Italy, and other duty stations around the United States. He received numerous awards and distinguished honors.
In August 2000, Pastor Vails received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of New York, Regents College, now known as Excelsior University. In October 2012 he received a Masters of Ministry degree from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary, located in Ridgely, Maryland.
Pastor Vails accepted the call into the ministry, in August 2005 and has been preaching the Gospel ever since. Pastor Vails was licensed in January 2007 and Ordained in May 2008, as a Minister of the Word of God by Bishop Dr. Abraham Shanklin, Jr., Pastor/Teacher of New Life Fellowship International Ministries, Hanover, Maryland.
In September 2013, Pastor Vails felt he had heard the call of God to shepherd His Sheep. After a year of hesitation, Pastor Vails gained the courage to step out in faith and began to believe God. Because of Pastor Vails’ faith, God has blessed him to become the Founder and Pastor of SON Rise Fellowship Ministries Church.
Pastor Vails is married to the former Mrs. Pearl Wells of Greeleyville, South Carolina. They have three lovely daughters, Nakisha, Latavia, and Sheronne. They reside in Odenton, Maryland.