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About Us

Reigning Life Family Church purchased its property and relocated to the South End of  Albany in 2000.  A year later, children from

the neighborhoods around the church began to flock to the building, and a new ministry was born.  In order to make a place for the children, 

a gameroom, small gym, and commercial kitchen were created that launched the recreation. educational, and formal meal program. Today, the church is continuing to enlarge its borders by converting its church auditorium into a multi-purpose room to create a larger gymnasium for the children and community during the week, as well as a formal learning center in the existing gym.  This construction project will also transform the current auditorium into a modern venue to thrust the church into the 21st century.






Meet Our Pastors

Fred and Evelyn Sanles met in Bible School and married shortly after graduation.   They served on staff at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas under the tutelage of the late Dr. John Osteen.  In 1982 they moved to Albany, NY and founded Reigning Life Family Church.  Pastor Fred Sanles is a member of Covenant Ministries International, serves on the Board of Directors at the South Mall Towers, and is an instructor at Abundant Life Bible Institute in Whippany, NJ and Faith International Training School in Sayreville, NJ.  Evelyn is a graduate of Clemson University with a BA in psychology and holds a Master of Education degree from Russell Sage College.  She has completed a two year program of study in Christian counseling and is licensed through the National Christian Counselor's Association as a clinical, pastoral counselor.  Evelyn is a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and a lifetime member of the NYS Parent Teacher Association.   They have one son, Jonathan Sanles. 




The mission of Reigning Life Family Church is to help people develop a strong foundation in

their Christian walk  based on the principles of

God's word.  Pastor Fred Sanles is called to teach

the Word of God to believers so they can grow

and overcome the adversities of life by developing

strong faith.  Roman's 5:17 says, "For if by the one man's offense death reigned, through the one,

much more those who receive abundance of grace

and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life

through the one Jesus Christ."  This scripture is

the foundational scripture for Reigning Life

Family Church.


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