Ralph Schwartz’s Celebration of Life

August 22, 2020

On day of service, livestream will start about 10:10 am. 

Reload this page closer to 10:30 am if video hasn’t started in box above.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time for Ralph Schwartz.  You can watch the service on this page in the FB video box above.

In-person attendance is allowed in the sanctuary with overflow seating in the gym with a live video. In-person attendance, is permitted with social distance (6 feet between family units) and masks worn for people age 5 and older. A livestream is planned to be available on Facebook and on this page.  YouTube was planned but is no longer an option due to issues experience this past Sunday.  This page will be updated additional information..

Links to locations where the livestream will be posted:

On the day of the service, you will be able to watch the service on this page.   


Pastor Ralph Roy Schwartz
was born on December 14, 1937 in Hatfield, PA and went to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 5:05 AM in Salem, OR. 

Ralph was raised in Hatfield, PA and studied at Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC) where he met and married Martha (Long Beach, CA). Having set their hearts on sharing the love of Jesus with the nations, further studies took them to Biola University (Los Angeles, CA), and Grace Theological Seminary (Winona Lake, IN). Ralph and Martha served in gospel ministry in Belem, Brazil (1964-1977 – Encompass World Partners), in Santa Maria, CA (1980-1991 – Grace Brethren Church), in Porto, Portugal (1991-2003 – Encompass World Partners) and in their retirement in Salem, OR (2003-2020 – Kingwood Bible Church & Capital Manor).

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