Elder Isaac Guess was ordained to the gospel ministry in November 2001 under the authority of Grace Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. His spiritual fathers in the ministry were the pastors of Grace Chapel, his earthly father Elder Zack Guess and Elder Bobby Poe. During the formative time of his ministerial apprenticeship, he also benefitted from the influence of the founding pastors of Ripley Church, Elder Hassell Wallis and Elder Mike Strevel. Isaac professed faith in Christ at the age of 13, and has continued to experience the sweet, life giving influence of sovereign grace. Isaac pastored Greenwood Primitive Baptist Church in Mississippi from 2002-2008. In March of 2008, Isaac became the pastor of Ripley Primitive Baptist Church. He and his wife Rachel, along with their 5 children, reside in Blue Mountain, Mississippi.
Elder Louis Sacran was ordained to the gospel ministry in June 2012 under the authority of Ripley Primitive Baptist Church. Pastoral mentors and influences were Elders Mike Strevel, Zack Guess and Isaac Guess. Louis was converted at the age of 19 and began having thoughts toward the ministry about a year after his conversion. Upon his ordination in June of 2012, Louis became the associate pastor of Ripley Primitive Baptist Church. In addition to pastoring, Louis is a counselor at a local community college. He and his wife Abigail, along with their two children, live in New Albany, Mississippi.