Jimmy Rippy grew up in northern California. He loved playing baseball, football, rugby and being outside. In 2000, he moved to southern California for college and he earned a degree in Biblical Studies. During that time he met his wife Catie.
While living in SoCal, Jimmy and Catie grew their family to four children, they operated a real estate investing business together and Jimmy enjoyed surfing, Muay Thai and eating California Burritos.
In 2015, God led the Rippy's to start a home Bible study and invite friends who did not go to church. That fellowship grew to become AuthentiCity Church. The focus was on following Jesus Christ, teaching the whole Bible accurately and building a community where families flourish together.
When the government lockdown started in the spring of 2020, they moved to South Carolina looking for more freedom, farming and faith-driven community. In 2022, Jimmy was called to lead the revitalization of small dying church in Nashville, TN where they now live.