Ryan Rippee

Trinity Church of Benicia,
Lead Church Planter
Trinity Church of Benicia
June 4
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About My Family

I am currently the president of the The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary in Vallejo, Calif. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis in History (1999), my Master of Divinity degree from The Cornerstone Seminary (2007), and my Ph.D. from Southern Seminary with an emphasis in biblical spirituality and a minor in church history (2016).

I previously served as a pastor and teacher for 18 years. I am also an adjunct professor at Munster Bible College in Cork, Ireland, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.

My wife, Jennafer, and I have five children.

About My Church Plant

We desire to plant a local, community-based church in Benicia, Calif. Located in the northeastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, Benicia was founded in 1849 and became the state capital in 1853 until Sacramento became the capital 13 months later. It is a waterfront community that is home to a thriving industrial park with many artisans and craftsmen.

We seek to exalt Christ in His supremacy and sufficiency through disciple-making, equipping, commissioning and sending church planters, missionaries and pastors, while sharing the gospel with our local community in words and deeds of love.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions in North America are in desperate need of hope. Ultimately, the only hope that’s going to last - in this life and the next - is the hope of the gospel. North American missionaries build relationships and share this hope in their communities and beyond.


Pray for a potential opportunity to purchase an existing church property that will be going up for sale soon. Pray that through this ministry, more people would come to saving faith and live on mission. Pray for the unity of the leadership team in vision and philosophy of ministry


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