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Ray Jones

Senior Pastor

Twitter: @PastorRayJones

Pastor Ray Jones came to Ridgecrest Baptist Church in February 2001. Prior to his call to Ridgecrest, he headed the Personal Evangelism Division for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention. While there, Ray and his team were involved in the development of a national evangelism strategy entitled "THE NET" which is currently being used in more than 6,000 churches nationwide. Before leaving NAMB, he served as pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, FL for three years. During that time attendance grew from 150 to a membership of more than 1100. He attended Samford University in Birmingham and is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. He also did graduate work at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ray is originally from Birmingham, AL. God is using him in incredible ways as he shepherds and leads the family here at Ridgecrest.

Ministerial Staff

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Chuck Locke

Executive Pastor

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Matthew Johnson

Minister of Administration

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Bob Sanders

Minister of Pastoral Care


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James Oney

Minister of Education and Discipleship

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Tim Willis

Minister of Music and Worship

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Debbie Moore

Music and Worship Coordinator


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Chase Faulk

Student Pastor

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Andrew West

Student Pastor Associate

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Jonathan Blair

Contemporary Worship and College Pastor


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David Brunson

Director of Communications

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Tim Bristow

Minister of Children

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Jessica Pedersen

Director of Preschool Ministries


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David Oswalt

Minister of Recreation

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Reggie Brookins

Counseling Services



Secretarial Staff

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Melanie Miles

Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

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Tammi Raley

Financial Supervisor

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Sue Hammond

Financial Secretary


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Wendy Lilly

Membership Secretary

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Kelly Golden

Education Secretary

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Heather Caster

Children's Secretary


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Kathy Hayes

Student and Preschool Secretary

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Liz Jones




Support Staff

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Theresa Cumbie

Ridgecrest Christian School Administrator

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Shirely Leach

CDC Director

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Susan Dean

Food Service Director


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Kenny Matthews

Building and Grounds Supervisor

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John Dukes



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Olean Henderson




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Tony Sanders



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Pam Tolbert