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Meet Pastor Ronnie

Get to know our Founder

Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Jr. is the Founder and Leader of RPMI, and Lead Pastor of Abba's House in Chattanooga, TN. He is committed to delivering hope and help around the world through missions, media and the message of grace.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Theology and a Master of Ministry degree in Biblical studies. He graduated with his Doctor of Ministry degree from Covington Theological Seminary in 2015. He has led crusades in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and in states across the Southeast for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is co-author of “The Power of Agreement," written with his father, Dr. Ron Phillips. The Lord has used the message of agreement and unity to bring restoration to many churches. Pastor Ronnie serves on the Executive Board of Houses of Hope International, which manages 31 orphanages around the world.

Pastor Ronnie serves on several local boards in the city and ministers to children on a weekly basis. He served at UNUM Corporation for seven years prior to officially joining the Abba's House team. His wife, Kelly, is an Account Executive for a large health insurer and their number one ministry is their three boys, Trey, Reid, and Ryce.

Ronnie and Kelly have a desire to see genuine revival across this nation and as Pastor Ronnie says, "Revival is never denominational, but always intentional in its purpose of winning the lost." Ronnie and Kelly want people to know how special they are in the eyes of the Lord. They have a passion for homeless, hurting, and heartbroken people. Ronnie & Kelly are thankful for their heritage and are excited about the future of RPMI.