PGN Team


Kevin Raihala – President, Pure Gospel Network Inc.

In the area of ministry, Kevin has 25+ years of experience as a minister of the Gospel. One of his mentors once said; “He is an Prophet with a Pastor’s heart that, when preaching, oftentimes speaks directly to the heart of those who listen. ” Kevin was ordained September 1st 1998 by the Gospel Crusade Ministerial Fellowship and has been faithful in his calling ever since. He has served in several Churches both non-denominational and denominational.

Elizabeth Raihala – 
Vice President, Pure Gospel Network Inc.

Liz is a Vocalist & Pianist, a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica with a degree in Music Education with an emphasis on vocal and choral music and a minor in psychology.  Her spiritual strengths are that of a Psalmist & Prophetess with a mercy gift. Liz is an accomplished Worship Leader with many years of experience in the excellence of worship. She enjoys helping her students foster a life-long love of music. Many have gone on to professional careers using their musical gifts to glorify God. 

Sanders Sweeney – 
Vice President, Pure Gospel Network Inc.

Retired, 34 years with the City of Duluth as the MIS Operations Manager and his final position there was City Energy Coordinator. Sanders is also a veteran having served as an Officer in the United States Coast Guard. Sandy now focuses his time on Prison Ministry and serves the inmates at the St. Louis County Jail. Sandy has been ordained through John G. Lake Ministries.

PGN Advisory Board

  • Dave Davis III – Branch Operations Manager – Industrial Distributors
  • Cheryl Sweeney – Retired Paralegal
  • Rev. Lorn & Margie Pearson – Hibbing, Minnesota


 People always ask, “What do you believe”?   …here it is
We believe . . .

  1. the Bible to be the inspired and infallible authoritative Word of God.
  2. there is one God eternally manifested in the persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, in His vicarious and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension, and in His personal return in power and glory upon this earth.
  4. regeneration and conversion through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity.
  5. the gospel includes holiness of heart and life, healing of the body, and a definite personal experience with the Holy Spirit whereby the gifts of the Spirit become active in the life of the believer.
  6. in the bodily resurrection of believers at the end time; the just unto eternal life and the unjust into eternal damnation.
  7. in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Also we understand and recognize that there are other God-called fellowships, organizations, and associations of which PGN is one of many.)