Pastor Arnie began full time ministry work in 1986 as Business Administrator for SouthGate Church. In 1993 she came onto the Board of Directors for the ministry serving as Secretary/Treasurer. She attended college at Michigan State University and Mesa Community College and graduated from the 91st Psalm School of Ministry. She was licensed as a Pastor in 1994 at which point she became the Women’s Pastor for SouthGate Church of Phoenix, Arizona.
Pastor Arnie has taught many different Bible classes for over 30 years, serving in this capacity to both men and women and teens. She has traveled across the United States as a guest speaker for women’s conferences, retreats and Women’s Aglow meetings. She also Co-chaired and was Chaplain of the Women of the Word conferences in 1999 and 2000 under the leadership of Minister Iverna Tompkins with 2000 women in attendance.Pastor Arnie served faithfully at SouthGate for over 30 years. She is now retired but still serves as a consultant to our pastoral and church staff.
Pastor Arnie is married to
Pastor Scott Ranney, Associate Pastor at SouthGate, who also was the principal of 91st Psalm Christian School for over 21 years. Together they have three children, Eric, Adam and Ruby and eleven grandchildren. Currently Ruby lives with her family in Texas, Eric and family serve in leadership at SouthGate Church and Adam is an internationally known worship leader who lives with his wife and family in California.
Pastor Arnie states her greatest blessings in life are seeing her children and grandchildren serve in the body of Christ, and the joy of being able to lead people to a relationship with Jesus Christ, mentoring them in the Word to become faithful disciples of our Lord and Savior. She lives by one simple truth: Love God, love people and be a blessing.