Zach Gryder - Student Associate

Bio Image - ZachZach Gryder was born and raised in Monroe, LA. He is a 22 year old former college baseball player who is passionate about serving God. He is currently working on his bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

He plans to continue his education at Southwestern Theological Seminary where he will receive his Masters of Divinity with a focus in evangelism. At age 16, Zach accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, but it wasn't until the age of 20, that he really sold out to the Lord. Zach discerned God's call on his life in 2008. Answering that call lead him to Ronnie Hill Ministries where he began to fulfill his passion of not only telling people about Jesus one on one, but his longing to get the gospel out to the masses.

In 2009, Zach traveled over 21,000 miles with Ronnie Hill Ministries. Now, in his second year, Zach works with students in and out of church. Along with ministry, he also does school assemblies across the United States. Zach's favorite things to do are: hog hunting, bow fishing, duck hunting, traveling, and spending time with new bride, Miranda, they married 07/10.

Wayne Epperson - Coordinator

Bio Image - WayneWayne was the oldest of five children but was raised by his grandparents until the age of 13. At 14, Wayne began working full-time to support himself. Driven to escape poverty, he was focused on work and career with little thought about church or God. The Lord used a special outreach tool in 1983 to speak to Wayne; it was a church softball league. This was his first meaningful experience with church. It was there that God began to deal with his heart, and Wayne accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of twenty-one.

Wayne was ordained as a deacon six years later and served in various offices in the church. Ordained as a Pastor in 2008, Wayne now serves on staff at Highlands Fellowship Church in Abingdon, VA as the Development Pastor in charge of New Campus Development and Spiritual Maturity. While Wayne has had a passion for serving Christ since his conversion, he also has an enthusiasm for business. His business interests include construction, project management, restaurant franchisee, commercial development, and real estate investment.

Wayne and Ronnie have been best friends since 1989 and served in ministry together for many years. Wayne and Ronnie have had a wide variety of experiences together from local church revivals to area-wide crusades with 4,000 students in attendance on student night to student camps, and area-wide crusades overseas. Wayne is one of four original board members for Ronnie Hill Ministries. Along with being a board member, He now serves as a pre-crusade coordinator assisting churches in planning, set up, and strategizing for revivals and crusades. Wayne is willing to come to your church free of charge to help organize, encourage, and prepare your church before Ronnie comes to your event. We only ask for the church to cover his expenses.

Wayne enjoys life with his wonderful wife, Denise, of 27 years, and his 22 year old daughter, Stephanie. His hobbies are golf, snow skiing, water skiing, and traveling.

Stephanie Epperson - Assistant

Bio Image - StephanieStephanie was born and raised in Bristol, TN. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in May 2009 with a Bachelors' degree and honors in Business Administration, Economics and Public Administration.

Passionate about learning, she is continuing her education at the University of Tennessee College of Law beginning in the fall of 2010. Stephanie is an active member at Highlands Fellowship in Abingdon, VA.

She became part of Ronnie Hill Ministries' team in April 2010, and also works closely with Ronnie's wonderful wife. In her free time she loves to travel and spend time with her incredible family and friends.