what is i.church?
The i.Church experience does not stop with an inspirational word from Pastor Ron Carpenter. Every Sunday, our staff and community fellowship, pray, and worship with each other in our live chat. Once services are done, there are numerous other ways to connect and grow through Lifegroups, volunteering, and our Facebook group. And if you miss a Sunday service, you can always go back and watch it On Demand or on the Ron Carpenter App.
who are we?
Ron Carpenter founded Redemption in 1991 with three members and a passion for breaking down the walls of racism, crossing cultural lines, and changing poverty mindsets in their community as well as around the world.The ministry has become a model for successful community impact and creating strategic partnerships with corporate, governmental, and non-profit organizations to develop innovative ways to improve quality of life.
Ashley Shockley Bratton is the Online Pastor for i.Church with Ron Carpenter and is ordained through Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International. Ashley began serving as a weekly volunteer in the underserved communities of Greenville in 2003. Her efforts grew to include serving in various forms of outreach and leadership roles at Redemption, and is certified in Urban Studies through Fuller Seminary. She is a passionate advocate and connector of people from all backgrounds, and her work with children, teens, and adults have made a huge impact both on Redemption Church and the Greenville community. She was nominated by Greenville Business Magazine as one of the top 35 Best & Brightest of Greenville. Ashley is married to Brian [who coaches in the NFL] and together, enjoy spending time with their three beautiful children.
We believe the Bible is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is the infallible revelation of God to Mankind.
II Tim.3:16-17, II Pet.1:20-21
We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and sacrificial death to save us from our sins, and His resurrection and ascension to heaven.
Mt.1:21, 23, John 1:1-2, 14, 3:16, Acts 1:2-3, 9, 2:22
We believe the finished work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the spirit, soul, and body.
Isa.53:4-5, Mt. 8:16-17, I Pet.2:24, James 5:14-15, III John 2
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is promised to all believers subsequent to salvation, as the entrance into a Spirit-filled life including: a prayer language (speaking in tongues), gifts of the Holy Spirit, and power to be a witness and anointed servant of God.
Joel 2:28-29, Lk.3:16, Acts 1:4-5, 8, 2:4, 38-39, 10:44-47, I Cor.12:4-11, I John 2:20,27
We believe in the responsibility of every believer to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mt.28:19-20, Mk.16:15-20, Acts 1:8, 2:40-41, 47
We believe there is only one true, eternal God revealed in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Gen.1:1, 26, Deut.6:4, Isa.43:10-11, Mt.28:19
We believe in the sinfulness of all mankind and the need of salvation, available only through the blood of Jesus Christ to all who believe and receive Him as Savior and Lord.
Rom.3:23, 6:23, 10:13, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-7
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life. Sanctification is the process of being separated from sin and dedicated to God, which begins at salvation and continues throughout the lifetime of the believer.
Gal.5:22-23, I Thess.4:3-5, 5:23, II Pet.3:18
We believe in the personal, imminent return of Jesus Christ.
Acts 1:11, I Thess. 4:16-18, Titus 2:13
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; the saved to everlasting life and the unsaved to everlasting damnation.
Acts 24:15, I Cor.15:20-23, Rev.20:4-6, 12-15