Our Story

William Bennett & Charlatta Riggs were high school sweethearts, from there both attended Illinois State University and graduated one year apart. In 2003, they married at the young age of 21. 

That same year they lost their Father (Andrew Bennett Sr.), though tragic for the family it was also their season of God's promise. In 2007, they became the senior leaders of City of Refuge Ministries. The church was founded by Andrew & Colleen Bennett in 1976. By the grace of God they continue strong, leading a vibrant -thriving church, serving people and building community. 

God and Family are at the foundation of all they do. Authors, Church & Community Leaders, they have won many awards but their greatest achievements are their children Valeria, Heaven, Braylee, & William Jr. With 16 years of marriage they've had their share of trials as most but are a testimony that with God, love, and perseverance theyremain victorious. 

"The love of family is the image of God's Heart"

Our Mission

Our mission is simple, "We're on an assignment to help you reach success". One of the most powerful things a person can do is know the will of God for their lives. We are fully persuaded that we are here for you. Sometimes people have only an inward identity and can only see how things benefit them. However, we believe it is equally important to have that outward identity and know how you serve and benefit others. 

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