Dr. Joseph M. Ripley, Sr., is Founder and Pastor of The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A., a non-denominational church. Its mission is to purposefully extend service-oriented leadership, demonstrating Christ-likeness in all areas of human experience: personal, domestic, corporate and cultural ----- producing Kingdom covenant results.
The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A., a multi-faceted ministry, is located in Fayetteville, Georgia. Programs and Outreach Ministries include School of Ministry, Prison Ministry, Youth Detention Center Ministry, Success In Life Classes, Healing School, Soulwinning, Street Reach, Missions (locally and abroad), the I.M.P.A.C.T. Tutorial Program, Business By the Book and the Big Brother/Big Sister Program, just to name a few. The ministry also operates a Technology Learning Center, which is reaching the world for Jesus through technology with computer classes, associated teaching and training.
Traveling from Hawaii to Central America, and from Australia to Africa to China, Dr. Ripley is widely regarded as an internationally known author, motivational, and conference speaker.
Dr. Ripley is a Trustee of The International Third World Leadership Association (ITWLA), founded by the late Dr. Myles Munroe, promoting “Change Through Leadership”, with special focus on the Third World. Recently, Dr. Ripley was conferred the appointment of Ambassador Statesman to the United Nations by Word of Life Ministries International (WOLMI), a non-governmental organization in special status of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Most recently he was recognized as an expert in the area of Christian Leadership, and thus received the title of His Excellency Reverend Doctor Joseph Ripley, Sr. CDKA, Ph.D., COIE.
Dr. Ripley can be seen and heard nationally and internationally on the LIVING IN VICTORY broadcast via television and the Internet, where he teaches people from all walks of life to “Feed their Faith and Starve their Doubts”!
A graduate of the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Dr. Ripley also attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. He holds a Doctorate Degree from the New Covenant International Bible College.
Dr. Joseph M. Ripley, Sr. and his wife, Dr. Marjanita L. Ripley, are the proud parents of three children, April, Heather and Joseph, Jr.
As a visitor to The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A., you might be interested in knowing who we are and how we conduct our services. The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A. is one church - in two locations (College Park, Georgia and Alpharetta, Georgia), and is often referred to as a "Charismatic" or "Interdenominational" Church. The term "Charismatic" refers to our belief that Jesus Christ is the same today as He always has been and that by the Holy Spirit, He is still moving in the earth to save people and to manifest Himself through the gifts of the Spirit. The term "Interdenominational" means that we are comprised of people from a wide variety of backgrounds.