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Dr. Joseph M. Ripley, Sr. is the Founder and Pastor of The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A., a non-denominational church.  What began in 1983 with a charter membership of fifty people is today several thousand members.

The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A., a multi-faceted ministry, is now one church in two locations (College Park, Georgia and Alpharetta, 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 Big Brother/Big Sister, 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 and a motivational conference speaker.  Dr. Ripley can be seen and heard nationally and internationally on the LIVING IN VICTORY broadcast via television and the Internet, where he teaches believers 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.



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