Loving God, Empowering Families, Reaching the World

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 


We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our community changed.


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken in the Tuckaleechee Valley, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.



In 1998, Pastor Ronnie and Jeannie answered the call to become the Senior Pastors of Foothills Church of God which later became Restoration International Outreach (RIO).  Over the past 20+ years, RIO has grown into a network of churches with 11 RIO satellites in Blount, Loudon, and Knox County and has done ministry in 50 countries around the world (see RIO Missions).  The heart of the ministry has been to advance God’s Kingdom, help hurting people, equip leaders, and transform communities here locally and around the world with the gospel of Jesus.  RIO’s track record has included school ministry, Bible distribution, church planting, community development, disaster relief, orphanages, chaplaincy programs, building and construction operations, crusades, conferences, healthcare clinics, prison ministry, recovery programs, feeding centers, and street evangelism. 


Ronnie Hepperly

Head Pastor

Jill Hepperly

Executive Pastor

Raymond Goodman

Network Executive Pastor

Raven Broyles

Missions Director

Hank Hepperly

Childrens Pastor

Brittany Hepperly

Childrens Pastor

Tim Gardner

Youth Pastor

Trisha Gardner

Youth Pastor

Billy Arnett

Worship Pastor

Dana Arnett

Worship Pastor

Dave Duggan

Intercessory Prayer Pastor

Anita Duggan

Intercessory Prayer Pastor

Aaron Kirby

Marketing Coordinator

Jama Bryant

Connections Coordinator

Ray Davis

Facilities Coordinator

Jimmy Faulkner

Security Coordinator

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