Pastor Ryan Napalo


Napalo Family
Pastor Ryan Napalo & Family
(Jennifer Napalo, Daughter Lydia Grace, and Son Blake Eli)

Ryan Napalo is the Lead Pastor at the Union Grove Family Worship Center and serves as a Professor at the University of Phoenix in the department of IS&T. Pastor Napalo has served in all areas of the local church, His wife Jennifer along with him serve the State of Mississippi as Camp Directors, and Pastor Napalo serves as a member on the Stewardship & Administrative Committee for the State. In addition, he holds three different degrees within his Masters Degree in Business, Information Technology, and IT Security & Cryptography. Pastor Napalo is eager to begin his doctoral study in education very soon.



Master of Information Technology          2/2008

Concentration: Internet Security

American InterContinental University                        Hoffman Estates, IL


Bachelor of Business Administration        8/2006

Concentration: Management

American InterContinental University                        Hoffman Estates, IL


Associate of Arts in Business Administration          12/2004

Concentration: Information Systems

American InterContinental University                        Hoffman Estates, IL


I grew up in the Church of God of Prophecy under the direction of Bishop Stan Lambert. Through the years there at the local church I was placed in various roles within the local church there at a young age to gain experience within the local church and the operations of the local church. At the age of 15 I accepted my call to the ministry and was given an evangelist (lay ministers) license in July of 1998. Until graduation of high school I travelled around the state of West Virginia and held many revivals and sang in various events. Upon graduation at the age of 17, I left for the state of Georgia and travelled there for 6 months holding many revivals. After leaving the state of Georgia I then moved to Ohio where I held an Associate Pastor’s position at the Mansfield, Ohio COGOP. You will notice many events and outreach activities that where started there during my ministry at the Mansfield Church. In October of 2005 I moved to Urbana, Ohio COGOP as Senior Pastor, where I by God’s continuing help was able to redevelop many of the ministries now existent at that local church and increase the attendance from 15 to 79 before feeling our call elsewhere. In November of 2008 we moved to Union Grove COGOP in Mooreville, MS.



  • Foundations Course (International Offices)
  • OH/WV School for Ministers Training
  • International Youth camp
  • Equipped to Serve
  • Relational Leadership
  • Relational Foundations


Continuing Education:


  • Currently Seeking opportunity to complete Doctorate in Organizational Management.


Ministry Experience:


  • Evangelist- 5 years through East Coast
  • District Youth Direct- 2.5 year
    • Under direction of Eric Washburn
    • Lead various youth events
    • Collaborated statewide events to International Youth Conferences.
  • Youth Camp Evangelist
  • Youth Camp Counselor
  • Youth Camp Pastor
  • Associate Pastor- Mansfield, Ohio 3 Years
    • Helped Start multiple outreach events including an after school program and Trailer Park Ministry
    • Helped complete sermon series on outreach initiatives in the community such as survivor series.
    • Participated and lead in rotation on the worship team.
  • Winter Retreat Assistant Director 3 Years
  • Youth Camp Director (Me & Wife) 2 Years
    • Presently Jr. Camp Director for State of Ohio
  • Pastor- Urbana, Ohio COGOP-
    • Local church has grown from an average 15 attendance to 46-50 in 3 years and over 70 unique attendees in a given month.
  • Pastor- Union Grove Mooreville, MS COGOP-
    • Current Pastorate



Misc. Experience:



•MS FrontPage- 8yrs.             •Dream weaver- 5yrs.

•DHTML & HTML- 5yrs        •Network Administration- 6yrs.

•E-Commerce Management- 7yrs.  •Network Cabling

•Windows System Administrator- 6yrs.    •HTML

•All Microsoft Office Programs- 9yrs.    •SQL Server

•QuickBooks/Peachtree- 5yrs             •Java

•Networking and Operations- 6yrs   •CSS

•Television Production –Digital- 8rs.     •Photoshop

•Database Auditing and Design        •Crystal Reporting

•All Microsoft Office Programs- 9yrs.

•Typing skills: 62 words per minute