RSL MINISTRIES

Moving You Forward

RSL Ministries, Inc. officially began in April, 2021 with a weekly online Bible study.  However, the seeds of this ministry were sown when Rev. Raquel S. Lettsome decided to bridge the gap between academic training and ecclesial service by showing ministers how to effectively integrate their theological training into their everyday practice of ministry.  As she worked with ministers, she became increasingly aware of lay people's need for biblical education and sound scriptural interpretation.  Moreover, she recognized that many ministers did not have a "safe space" to learn or continue studying Scripture for both congregational and individual growth.  Thus, RSL Ministries, Inc. became the digital space used to aid Christians in interpreting the Scriptures for preaching, teaching, and living.

The goal of RSL Ministries is to provide biblical interpretation and training  that has scholarly depth, spiritual insight, and practical application that is accessible to individuals regardless of religious/denominational affiliation, educational level, or ordination status.  

RSL Ministries, Inc. is a registered non profit in the State of New York and has submitted its application for federal exemption under article 501 (c) (3). 


Founder & President

Rev. Raquel S. Lettsome, Ph.D.

Affectionately known as "Rev. Raquel," the Reverend Raquel S. Lettsome, Ph.D.has more than two decades of congregational ministry experience and extensive biblical and theological training. She knows how to integrate the highest levels of academic biblical scholarship, life giving ministry practices, and the discernment of the Holy Spirit to equip and empower believers. Dr. Lettsome is a nationally recognized preacher, teacher, and scholar, as well as a published author. Dr. Lettsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Yale University), a Master of Divinity (Princeton Theological Seminary) and is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary (2005).