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AABLe

hip hop

Aable is a Bronx, NY native who now calls Philadelphia his home. Growing up, he connected to many different genres of...

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diomer

hip hop

Born in Santo Domingo, DR, Diomer (pronounced Dim-Ear) is a hip-hop artist who has been slinging raps since he was 16...

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EVERSO

singer/songwriter

Everso is a vocal trio consisting of Rashid Saint-Fleur, Olivia Weatherbe, and Emily Phillips. everso began as nameless trio of... 

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Leah Wrenne

singer/songwriter

A Philadelphia native, Leah Wrenne blends soul and folk elements together as a singer/songwriter. Her desire is to write...

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Rashid Saint- fleur

singer/songwriter

Rashid Saint-Fleur is a singer-songwriter hailing from the vibrant town of Norristown..

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SCOTT SMITH

spoken word

Scott began writing and performing spoken word poetry after seeing Amena Brown Owen perform at the Jubilee Conference...

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anh thai

singer/songwriter

Meet Anh Thai, a singer-songwriter whose musical journey is a delightful blend of her Vietnamese roots and...

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dj aNT g

dj

DJ Ant G is a servant that uses music to set and change atmospheres. He is gifted in his ability to seamlessly transition music and...

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EVES

singer/songwriter

"Everyone that I meet has always shortened my name to Eves; it has grown on me, they’ve grown on me, and truly I’ve grown...

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LIV WEATHERBE

singer/songwriter

Meet Olivia Weatherbe a new singer-songwriter who loves storytelling and Jesus. She loves depicting complex emotions...

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RICK HARMONEY

hip-hop

Rick Harmoney, hailing from Atlantic City, NJ, now calls Fort Worth, TX home. As a Hip-Hop artist for over a decade, he...

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SERGINE

spoken word

Sergine Citerme is a spoken word artist and ordained minister hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Currently based in Philadelphia...

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AVG

spoken word

Gabriel Angrand, Gabe for short, is a pastor's kid born in Massachusetts and raised in Ohio. However, Philly became home for...

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DOC HERO

hip hop

Doc Hero  an artist, writer, performer– born and raised in West Philadelphia. “Music has always been a part of my life, but it’s...

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GREG SNOW

spoken word

Greg Snow is a 2nd generation poet, emcee and host who loves Jesus and seeing poets free. Greg was born and raised in ...

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MISS SPOKEN POET

spoken word

Miss Spoken Poet, a rising spoken word artist based in Maryland, discovered her...

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Roselyn Rodriguez

visual artist

Roselyn Rodriguez, also known as Rosie, is a visual artist based in the city of Philadelphia..

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WLDFRE

singer/songwriter

We are Priscilla and Esteban. Much like the Psalms, through our songs about extreme doubt, loss, and redemption, we seek to...

ripe worship

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Ripe Worship is a collective of worshippers that cumulatively represents nine different churches across the city of Philadelphia. This fifteen person team consists of vocalists, musicians, and visual artists. As a collective, Ripe Worship desires to serve and represent the body of Christ in humility, truth, excellence, and unity. 

 

Ripe Worship is led by a five-person leadership team spear-headed by Ripe Creatives staff, Emily Phillips. The leadership team is comprised of Olivia Weatherbe, Michael Weatherbe, Esteban Nieves, and Priscilla Nieves. Ripe Worship exists to exalt Jesus in purity while teaching the fullness of worship through different expressions and being a physical representation of Kingdom unity in the body. 

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2 Lines Philly team

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2 Lines is a spoken word platform in the city of Philadelphia. Launched in 2021, the 2 Lines team has hosted monthly open mic or slam-styled poetry events at various venues throughout the city. Since the beginning of 2024 they've called Deke's BBQ home on the third Thursday of every month. 2 Lines' goal is to be a safe place for all people who desire to express their creativity while pointing attendees to experience true everlasting freedom -- which we believe ultimately comes through relationship with Jesus.

ripe CREATIVES STAFF

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Scott & Darlene Smith

Founders & Director

Scott & Darlene were both raised in New Castle, PA. They first met in 1994 in preschool at First Baptist Church of New Castle.  Scott & Darlene were married in that same church twenty years later in 2014. They have called Philadelphia home since 2012 and currently live in the neighborhood of Mt. Airy. They have served in ministry together in Philadelphia for over a decade. This summer they’re excited to welcome their first son, Levi James Smith.

 

In 2016 Scott joined the community of Ripe as a spoken word artist and artist mentor while serving on full-time staff with a separate urban ministry organization. In 2018 Scott & Darlene launched the platform of Creatives’ Philly to serve artists of various genres and backgrounds. In 2019 Scott and Darlene launched Ripe Creatives under Artists in Christian Testimony Intl to provide infrastructure and covering for both the Ripe community and the platform of Creatives’ Philly.  

 

Darlene is currently an Assistant Vice President at Apogee Insurance located in Wayne, PA while also serving alongside of her husband to help lead the ministry. Scott is a ministry department lead of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl, serves as the Founder/Director of Ripe Creatives, and is ordained to the ministry of Ripe Creatives through Messengers Fellowship.  Scott is a spoken word artist, emcee/host, event curator, artist manager, & speaker. 

Emily Phillips

Director of Hospitality, Worship, & Visual Arts 

Emily Phillips was raised in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Emily moved to Philadelphia in the summer of 2018 to serve with an urban ministry in the city.  In the fall of 2019, Emily began volunteering with Creatives’ Philly on the hospitality team.  In the summer of 2020 Emily helped launch Ripe Worship, served as a vocalist on the traveling team, and subsequently became the co-leader of Ripe Worship shortly thereafter.

 

In January of 2022, Emily accepted a position to join missionary staff with Ripe Creatives under the covering of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl.  Emily’s initial job-title was the Director of Hospitality & Worship Arts. Even before joining staff officially, Emily had already begun hosting Ripe Family Nights which have continually helped deepen our community values across all of our various teams.  

 

In the spring of 2022, Emily launched the first of our Creatives’ Gallery experiences.  Creatives Galleries specifically serve visual artists of various mediums here in Philadelphia. Today Emily serves as the Director of Hospitality, Worship & Visual Arts on staff with Ripe Creatives.  Emily is an active member of CityReach Church which has two campuses in North & Northeast Philadelphia. 

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