Dr. Washington is the founder and pastor emeritus of Rock of our Salvation Evangelical Free Church in Chicago, Illinois, an urban church reaching across racial barriers within the inner city of Chicago. In 1993 he was voted “Pastor of the Year” by the Greater Chicago Sunday School Association.
Raleigh B. Washington served Promise Keepers as executive vice-president of Global Ministries from October 1999 through December 2003. Previously, Dr. Washington served as vice president for Reconciliation and was a member of the Promise Keepers board of directors.
Dr. Washington currently serves as President and CEO of THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM, a ministry founded by Coach Bill McCartney designed to call the Church to its right relationship with Israel, the Messianic Jewish Community, and the Jewish Community globally.
Dr. Washington is a member of the Board of Trustees of Azusa Pacific University. He is also a Board Director with Reconciliation and Peace Ministries, Inc. He coauthored a book with Glen Kehrein entitled Breaking Down Walls: A Model of Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife, which received the 1994 Gold Medallion Award from the Christian Booksellers Association.
Dr. Washington has been a featured speaker for Promise Keepers; Moody Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week and Pastors’ Conference; the National Religious Broadcasters’ Conference; the Evangelical Free Church of America Conference; college and seminary commencements; as well as missions, urban outreach and racial reconciliation conferences across the United States and globally.