Not a victim. A victor.

In the first century, churches were born as truth speaking, Spirit-powered communities to set people free and build them up. But we're seeing too many churches that have become entertainment centers, endless fundraising campaigns, afraid to stand against evil or expose corruption and false narratives, they aren't offering authentic community that reflects Christ or delivering relevant knowledge and life transforming skills for today's changing world.

Our Focus

  • Focus on transformative fellowship.
  • Obsess about the process of unlimited personal growth, happiness, and success.
  • We want to make life the best it can possibly be and will do whatever it takes to get there.
  • Believe that nothing is impossible with God.
  • Grounded in reality (the unchanging truth of God’s written revelation).
  • Work until we get the results and outcomes we want.
  • Not afraid of anything.
  • Knowledgeable about the unseen realm and the Last Days.
  • Spread freedom.

Our Approach To The Bible

We teach New Testament Biblical Theology by Dr. G.K. Beale combined with progressive covenantalism from Dr. Stephen Wellum and Dr. Peter Gentry. If we had to choose a historic statement of faith, we'd go with the 1689 London Baptist Confession. Most importantly...both the Old and New Testament are about one thing...Jesus Christ and him making everything new.


Acts 2:42-47

"They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all the believers were together and had all things in common; and they would sell their property and possessions and share them with all, to the extent that anyone had need. Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved."
The team at the beginning.
The first leadership team.

Athenticity Church is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.


In 2015, God gave Jimmy and Catie the desire to build a 21st century church that resembles the church led by Jesus Christ and his apostles in Acts 2:42-47.

Bible Study

2015 - The Rippy family starts a home Bible study on Sunday nights.

Backyard Baptisms

The Bible study grows. People commit their lives to  Jesus  and get baptized.

Sunday Services 

2016 - Sunday morning services begin and they decide on the name AuthentiCity. 

Board of Directors

2017 - A board of directors is formed to lead the church. We received official 501c3 non-profit status.

Cielo Village

2019 - Authenticity finds a home in Rancho Santa Fe.

Move to the East Coast

The Rippy's get a head start on the mass exodus from California in May 2020 when the government shut things down.


2023 - The Rippy's settle in Nashville and re-plant AuthentiCity Church there. 

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