Jimmy and Catie have been married since 2005. They have four children and they're commited to home education.
In 2015, AuthentiCity Church began as a home Bible study with just three of their friends who did not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
In 2016, the home Bible study grew so they rented a small venue space in Escondido and officially joined the Southern Baptist Convention. That same year Jimmy and Catie also became full-time North American Mission Board church planters.
By 2018, AuthentiCity had grown to baptize 23 people.
In, 2019 AuthentiCity moved into their current location inside Cielo Village in Rancho Santa Fe.
The Rippy family has lived in Rancho Santa Fe since 2010. Their dream is that everyone in the community would be able to experience the awesome life, love, and power of Jesus Christ.