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 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 Mentorship 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. He has authored two books: The Power of Perseverance: Breaking Through The Barriers of Life and his latest release, Life To The Fullest: Soaring To Purposeful Living.

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 Statesmanto 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, radio 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.