Rimmer launches faith-based magazine
by Donell Maxie
Jul 29, 2013 | 1201 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ronda with her family Kierre (husband) as he holds their son Braylen while Brooklyn rests on her mom's lap. Ronda launched inStep Magazine this month.
Ronda with her family Kierre (husband) as he holds their son Braylen while Brooklyn rests on her mom's lap. Ronda launched inStep Magazine this month.
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Ronda Rimmer is a woman of many talents. She would describe herself as a creative person and her most recent endeavor supports that idea perfectly.

This month Rimmer launched inStep Magazine. The publication is a faith-based publication committed to reaching God's people through providing insight and information covering a wide-array of topics and issues that are pertinent to society.

"We are a team of real people committed to featuring real people of faith walking instep with God's word while serving in His kingdom. We believe in the Biblical principles of God's word as taught in the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus Christ," said Rimmer.

The vision for this magazine is something that has been in Rimmer's mind for 10 years. The 1994 East Side graduate and 2000 graduate of Delta State University said she started a newsletter called Spoken Word and always wanted to expand on that project into a magazine.

"In late June I decided that I would start work on the first issue because I wanted to come out with it around the Celebration for Rev. Sammie Rash's 50th year anniversary with United Baptist Church," said Rimmer.

Rimmer new before she could put the magazine together there were a few things she needed to understand. Being a hard-working woman, Rimmer purchased photo shop software and took some online tutorials to teach herself graphic design and when she felt her graphic designs skills were good enough she set out to put together her first issue.

With the world in constant chaos and the community struggling with so many issues, Rimmer and her staff is on a mission to show that God is the center of everything.

"We don't want to just focus on the religious side, but the total Christian. In life you are going to cross some things that hit you hard; so hard in fact that you need something to help you deal with it. This magazine is filled with what you need from spiritual people who will help you through what you are going through, because they have been through it as well. We want you to know that you can have joy in the midst of your trials," Rimmer said.

Rimmer is currently a teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Mound Bayou, a minister at United Baptist Church and an entrepreneur.

She is married to Kierre and together they have two children, Brooklyn and Braylen. Kierre is the youth editor for the magazine and writes a column called, "Fly Zone (Forever Lifting Youth)".

Rimmer is asking all pastors and community leaders to join in with what inStep is doing. She is also asking to come in to the churches and speak to the members about subscribing.

This publication is printed quarterly, and gradually the move will be made to monthly issues within the next year. Subscription cost is $20 or $5 per issue. To contact inStep visit the website at www.instepmag.com, call 662-402-6228; mail the magazine at P.O. Box 803, Cleveland, MS 38732. The magazine can be currently picked up at Country Platter Restaurant in Cleveland or the United Baptist Church office.