about the fellowship

a letter of welcome

Redemption Fellowship is an Apostolic Network of ministers, churches, and ministries that was born out of the 17,000 member Redemption originally located Greenville, South Carolina (now San Jose, CA). Pastor Ron Carpenter founded Redemption Fellowship with a vision to provide a spiritual covering for ministers and ministries which can develop, equip, resource, and empower men and women of God who operate in five-fold ministries, and many other leadership roles.

Pastor’s heart is for ministers and their families to be all God created them to be, so that they can do all that God called them to do, fulfilling their destiny! Pastor’s goal for RF is that it be a relational fellowship which provides opportunities for personal and leadership development through impartation, resourcing, mentoring, accountability, and restoration.

We look forward to making great impact in the Kingdom along side you and your ministry!

fellowship staff members

Ron and Hope Carpenter

pastors ron and hope carpenter


Founders and Senior Pastors of Redemption in San Jose, CA.

Recognized as a leader of leaders, Ron has advised, consulted, and mentored CEOs, Pastors, and political leaders around the world for two decades. As a Senior Pastor and also a successful entrepreneur with multiple business ventures, Ron’s relentless passion for developing potential in others permeates every aspect of his ministry.

Ron 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.

It is the vision and goal of Ron Carpenter Ministries to advance Kingdom teaching and principles in a global effort to reach the unsaved, restore the lost, and infiltrate local communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Technology is ever changing and growing and has allowed the impactful opportunity to share the gift God has placed on Ron Carpenter; a unique message and people.

In an effort to keep a forward momentum in Kingdom teaching, Ron Carpenter Ministries seeks to use media outlets to share this gift while providing the opportunity for viewers to become active partners and members. Ron Carpenter has been gifted with the ability to create an atmosphere where people of all walks of life, race, and denomination can touch heaven with a multi-cultural sound that is Kingdom.

Greg Smith

pastor greg smith

executive pastor/cfo

Pastor Greg Smith serves as Executive Pastor/CFO 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.

Ashley Bratton

ashley bratton

Church Growth & Development

East Coast Office
PO Box 3872
Greenville, SC 29609

[email protected]

Ashley Shockley Bratton has devoted her life to helping others. A Greenville native, she 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. She has also been certified in Urban Studies through Fuller Seminary. She has held several director roles, including Ministry Director and Special Events and she has been an integral part in creating the culture of success and innovation at Redemption Church. 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. With a servant’s heart, she continues to impart her experience and skills in her new role as a church consultant with Redemption Fellowship. Her passion is to help equip, empower and expand ministry leaders all over the nation! Ashley is married to Brian, who coaches football at Furman University, and they have three beautiful children.

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fellowship overseers

Redemption Fellowship is a spiritual covering for ministers and their families. Our Goal is to provide a relational fellowship to assist in the growth of personal and leadership development through impartation, resourcing, mentoring, accountability, and restoration. With the importance of a personal touch and the growth of the Fellowship, Pastor Ron has appointed six overseers to support and serve our Redemption Fellowship members all over the United States.

jamie benjamin

Jamie D. Benjamin, Apostle and Co-Founder of Greater Faith Church in Tucson, AZ, is renowned across Nations as a leader of leaders. Jamie is persistent in his pursuit of developing potential in others and causing them to live fully in their God given abilities. Jamie and his wife Pamela have 4 beautiful daughters.

rob hines

Pastor Rob Hines is the Senior Pastor of CrossFaith Church in Molino, Flordia. for the past 18 years. Prior to that he was evangelizing in churches all throughout the Southeast. His heart and vision is to see the body of Christ unified in the earth for the purpose of the Kingdom of God. Pastors Rob and Gina Hines have 2 beautiful children and 1 grandbaby.


michael d. lyons

In 2006 Pastor Michael and Kim launched In Faith Ministries International and it quickly became the most rapidly growing, non-denominational, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural congregation in Lima, OH. Pastor Mike’s God-inspired mission; is to tell the world how to walk by faith in the covenant promises of God’s word through Christ Jesus. Pastors Michael & Kim have 4 beautiful children, and 5 grandchildren.

Pastor Mo

maurice revell

Founder and Lead Pastor of The Well in Rock Hill, SC. Started with a team of 8 and in 14 years no have over 1,000 members. Founder, Brookstone School of Ministry, Founder and Executive Director of Eden Community Development Corporation, Founder of The Young Men Of Distinction Showcase, Certified Relationship Coach, Certified Church Planter with Send Network. He considers himself a Pastorprenuer. He has been happily married to Katiti for 23 years, and they share 4 beautiful children.

tavner smith

Tavner Smith is dedicated to encouraging people to live their fullest lives and reach the fullest potential that God destined them to live. In 2012, Tavner and his wife Danielle, planted Venue Church in Chattanooga, TN. Venue quickly became one of the fastest growing churches in America and thousands have been saved and baptized. Tavner and Danielle are the parents of 3 beautiful girls and as a family, they’re committed to doing all they can to spread the gospel of The Kingdom all over the world.

mark bailey

Mark Bailey received a call to ministry at 18 and started pursuing God’s direction. He received his Bachelors in Biblical Studies and has continued with graduate classes. Mark is a Certified John Maxwell Leadership Trainer. He is a Master Electrician. He is currently bi-vocational, working as a manager at the Christian Broadcasting Network. He and his wife Alexis, of 38 years, co-founded Carpenter’s House Ministries in 1999. They have 3 children, and 4 grandchildren.