First Apostolic Church is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International.

We believe that every child, every young person, every race, every culture and every nationality of people in Lauderdale County deserves to know the LORD's salvation through the power of the Holy Ghost. It is our mission to see that happen!


Zach Steed came to First Apostolic Church in 2011.

In addition to leading and teaching the teens and young adults, Zach and his wife, Michelle, lead and direct the music department of First Apostolic Church.

He and his wife Michelle have one daughter, Ava Grace, and two sons, Asher Timothy and Arren Joseph.

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2515 Asbury Glimp Rd.

Ripley, TN 38063

(731) 635-3156

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William T. Welch, JR. - PASTOR

Pastor William Welch came to First Apostolic Church in August of 2003 .

Pastor Welch is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International, and also serves as the Prayer Coordinator for Section 9 of the Tennessee District. He and his wife, Paula, have 2 beautiful daughters and seven wonderful grandchildren.