COVID-19 Group Home Update
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COVID-19 Group Home Update

Many have asked about how our families at New Hope and Riverwood are doing. Here is an update from Gary Spangler. Gary SpanglerA long-time member of the board of directors, Gary is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the Okolona Christian Church where his father was pastor for 18 years. Gary is an ordained minister...

The Bridge of Unbelief
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The Bridge of Unbelief

Last month, Gary Spangler gave a devotion to the Ability Ministry team and we talked about going deeper in our walk with the Lord. I have been praying and asking the Lord to help me “go deeper”.  In response to that prayer, I’ve been focused on prayer and its impact on my life and those...

Trip to Dollywood
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Trip to Dollywood

Recently, our Riverwood residents got to visit Dollywood and everyone had an absolute blast!  If you know anything about our residents, it is that they love Dollywood.  Kenny loves it so much that he is not allowed to talk about Dollywood during the year because once he starts, he can’t stop!  Here is a quick...

The Power of Riverwood
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The Power of Riverwood

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key...

People Helping People
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People Helping People

Gary SpanglerA long-time member of the board of directors, Gary is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the Okolona Christian Church where his father was pastor for 18 years. Gary is an ordained minister and has been an elder at the McDonough Christian Church in McDonough, Georgia. His background is in the airline industry. He...

Retreat Center Walk Through
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Retreat Center Walk Through

The Ability Ministry Board of Directors had an opportunity to walk through the new Riverwood Retreat Center and have a devotional with Ryan Wolfe. They also had the chance to pray over the new building and write words of prayer and encouragement in every room. Jason MorrisonJason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over...

Riverwood Christian Community Welcomes New Retreat Center
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Riverwood Christian Community Welcomes New Retreat Center

Jason MorrisonJason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over 20 years of graphic design and marketing experience to the table. He has handled projects from local start-up businesses to publicly owned internationally based companies, including a Shark Tank company. Jason currently reside in Louisville with his wife, two daughters, and dog Pepper. In his...

A Special Thank You to Our Groups
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A Special Thank You to Our Groups

Rhonna McBrideIn August of 1989, Rhonna was hired by the as a part-time resident manager and has worked her way up to the position of Director of Residential Services of the Riverwood Campus. Before coming to Riverwood, Rhonna attended Johnson University where she became involved in the Disability Ministry program. The residents of Riverwood refer...

New Retreat Center Coming to Riverwood
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New Retreat Center Coming to Riverwood

Ability Ministry is excited to announce the building of our new Retreat Center on our Riverwood Campus in Louisville, Tennessee! This building will house mission teams when they come to Riverwood. The Jack Ballard Church Builders of Stone Mountain, Georgia will be providing the labor beginning on September 4 and go through September 21. If...

Transitions: Our Friend Tom
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Transitions: Our Friend Tom

Beginnings Over my 30 years here at Riverwood, I have learned many things. Not just spiritual things from my friends, but also state regulations, Social Security laws, regulations from the Department of Human Services, and Housing Urban Development. (just to name a few). Recently, I have had to learn about nursing homes, assisted living facilities,...

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