ABOUT REDEMPTION

Redemption Church, formerly Redemption World Outreach Center (RWOC), is a mega-church founded in 1991 by Pastors Hope and Ron Carpenter and located in San Jose, CA with satellite campuses and i.Church members located throughout the world. As a multi-cultural church, we are a magnificent tapestry of people uniting together, furthering the Kingdom through powerful Christ-centered worship and Biblical preaching.

 

The true heart of our ministry is reaching out in redeeming love and liberating power, bringing the Word of God to all people, of all ages, and all socio-economic backgrounds. It is our passion to reach our city and ultimately win the world with the uncompromising Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invite you to be a part of our future. Continue browsing the site to learn more about Redemption.

MEET OUR PASTORS

Ron and Hope Carpenter

SENIOR PASTORS

 

Pastors Ron and Hope 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.

Robert & Olympia Peralta

CAMPUS PASTORS

 

Robert began his ministry in 2005 and has served as Worship Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor in San Jose, California. He has a heart for people, Leadership Development, and has an MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. Olympia began her ministry in 2009 and has served as children’s director in churches in San Jose, California. She has a passion for children, a heart for people, and has a Masters in Education. God has used them to grow ministries, raise up leaders and they have impacted many people’s lives. Robert and Olympia have been married since 2005, and have 5 children.

Ashley Bratton

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

 

Ashley Shockley Bratton 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 she was fully ordained as a minister in 2008 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 football at Furman University, and they have three beautiful children.

Greg Smith

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

 

Pastor Greg Smith serves as CFO/COO and Director of Risk Management for Redemption Church, Redemption Fellowship and Ron Carpenter Ministries. He has traveled throughout the world ministering in churches, conferences and crusades preaching the Gospel and empowering God’s servants to become all that God has called them to be and to be a tool to fulfill their divine destiny. Pastor Greg and his wife Pam have been involved with Redemption for over twenty years. Pastor Greg’s ministry education includes an A.A. and B.A. from Trinity Bible College, Fruitland Bible Institute and Redemption School of Ministry.

MEET OUR PASTORS

Ron and Hope Carpenter

SENIOR PASTORS

 

Pastors Ron and Hope 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.

Robert & Olympia Peralta

CAMPUS PASTORS

 

Robert began his ministry in 2005 and has served as Worship Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor in San Jose, California. He has a heart for people, Leadership Development, and has an MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. Olympia began her ministry in 2009 and has served as children’s director in churches in San Jose, California. She has a passion for children, a heart for people, and has a Masters in Education. God has used them to grow ministries, raise up leaders and they have impacted many people’s lives. Robert and Olympia have been married since 2005, and have 5 children.

Ashley Bratton

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

 

Ashley Shockley Bratton 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 she was fully ordained as a minister in 2008 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 football at Furman University, and they have three beautiful children.

Greg Smith

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

 

Pastor Greg Smith serves as CFO/COO and Director of Risk Management for Redemption Church, Redemption Fellowship and Ron Carpenter Ministries. He has traveled throughout the world ministering in churches, conferences and crusades preaching the Gospel and empowering God’s servants to become all that God has called them to be and to be a tool to fulfill their divine destiny. Pastor Greg and his wife Pam have been involved with Redemption for over twenty years. Pastor Greg’s ministry education includes an A.A. and B.A. from Trinity Bible College, Fruitland Bible Institute and Redemption School of Ministry.

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