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.
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.
Meet Our Pastors
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