Equipping & connecting the saints for the work of ministry to go into all the world & proclaim the Gospel.


"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you." Jeremiah 29:12

Prayer is our greatest mobilization strategy. Maybe God has placed a desire in your heart to pray for missionaries. God has a great plan to use you to help complete His mission of making His name known among the nations as you participate through prayer. Use these even points to fuel your prayers for missionaries around the world.

Pray for open doors
Pray for boldness
Pray for protection
Pray for the Gospel to spread and be received


"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14

The gospel will be preached to all the ethnic peoples or people groups of the world. As we take a look at the current status of this task, we see that all people are equally lost without Jesus, but all people do not have equal access to the message of saving faith through Jesus.

Outreach at Ridgecrest is all about equipping and mobilizing people to make disciples of those in physical and spiritual need in the Wiregrass community and across the world.


"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood." Acts 20:2

Loving Our Neighbor
Although this could literally mean the person living next door to us, in this context we are referring to a “Luke 10” kind of neighbor. It’s fine to talk about “reaching the homeless” or “caring for the orphan,” but we must be careful not to define our neighbors by their situation instead of by God’s design for them. Every person—no matter how desperate or broken—was created to bear God’s image.

Our Outreach
At Ridgecrest, we accomplish this by partnering with dozens of like-minded ministries and organizations across the Wiregrass. These partners have similar hearts for serving the community, and we come alongside them to help carry out the work to which God has specifically called them for His glory.


Alabama Baptist Children's Home
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Wiregrass Hope Group
Alabama Disaster Relief
Southeast Alabama Baptist Association

Texas Baptist Student Ministries
Northeastern Bible College
Awaken City Church
North American Mission Board

Lottie Moon
Assignment International
International Mission Board

Prayer and Care

How Can We Pray For You?

At Ridgecrest Baptist Church, we are committed to using the Word of God and the undeniable power of prayer to bring comfort and encouragement. If you are facing a situation in your life that you would like someone to agree with you in prayer about, know that we are here for you!

We consider it a privilege to agree with you and lift you up in prayer, interceding before the throne of Grace for your needs, calling on the power of our awesome God to heal, comfort, and encourage.

Pray With Us On Sunday

Each Sunday our War Room is engaged in praying over our pastor, our music ministry, our church body, our country and other needs that are brought to light as we let the Holy Spirit lead us.  We believe that fervent prayer before God during all parts of service are an act of obedience and worship.  You too can join the War Room team.

"We Care" Ministry

"We Care" is a visitation ministry to our shut-ins. Whether they are still living at home or in a nursing home, our team of volunteers visits each month. Not only does our team pray with them but it is our goal to encourage them in their walk with Christ.

Better Together

The Better Together Ministry here at Ridgecrest is a ministry to our widows and widowers. We have three gatherings a year where we provide a meal, a time of worship, a special guest speaker or entertainment and give away lots of door prizes.

Hospital Visitation

Our ministry staff makes regular visits to the hospital to visit any members who are hospitalized or others we are asked to visit who may be related to members or friends of members. We have a time of prayer and offer encouragement to these patients. If you or a loved one are hospitalized please make sure you contact our church office so we can get you on our list to ensure you get visited.

Prayer Requests


Chuck Locke

Executive Pastor: Pastoral Care & Missions