From the woods to the nations, Bishop Ronnie Hepperly is a Townsend native and began his early ministry as Youth Pastor here at RIO TOWNSEND, which was then known as the Townsend Church of God.

Pastor Ronnie established the RIO Network of Churches, (Restoration International Outreach) beginning with RIO Central, and later birthed RIO MISSIONS, a global outreach and international prison ministry.

Pastor Ronnie is a Tennessee State COG Council Member and Superintendent for the COG International in Asia and Africa.

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