Fred Luter has served as the Senior Pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1989 and also served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012 and 2013. Pastor Fred's love for God's Word and God's Church has impacted the lives of many people throughout his ministry, especially here at Ridgecrest. He and his wife Elizabeth are the proud parents of two children and the blessed grandparents of two grandchildren.
Steve Gaines has served as the Senior Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tennessee since 2005 and also served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2016 and 2018. He and his wife Donna are the parents of four children and grandparents of eleven grandchildren.
Robert Morgan has served as the teaching pastor of Donelson Fellowship for thirty eight years and the author of more than thirty five books. He and his wife Katrina have three daughters and fourteen grandchildren.
Ed Newton is the Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas. CBC is a multiple campus, missional community of multigenerational and multicultural disciple makers. Ed and his wife Stephanie are the proud parents of four children.