WELCOME TO THE RIDGE!
At Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, our mission is simple. We exist to exalt Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to evangelize the sinner, and equip the saint. None of us is perfect, so if you're looking for a perfect church made up of perfect people, we're not who you're looking for. Rather, we are a community of individuals once hopelessly mired in pain, addictions, hangups and all forms of lawlessness who have found hope, redemption, and newness of life in Jesus Christ. Now it is our joy to tell the world what we have experienced.
Our worship style is blended. We love the classic old hymns and songs of the faith while also treasuring and enjoying the new expressions of faith that are being written and sung today. We believe in allowing persons to use their artistic giftings to honor the Lord without respect for a particular style. We all have our own individual language for worship. We express our faith in a variety of ways throughout our services. You're sure to find one that fits what is in your heart.
Our pastor preaches the truth of Scripture, verse by verse. You won't hear rote sermons or easy listening motivational speeches here. We come needing to know how God directs us to live our lives in this world, and we believe the answers are found in the Bible, but we need to know the entire counsel of God. So we go verse by verse through Scripture, one book at a time -- never avoiding the difficult topics or passages -- to hear what God has to say to us through His word. It never returns to Him void, so we are sure to leave changed if we will simply open our minds and hearts to His Word.
You need not worry about a dress code here. We simply come as we are to worship the Lord. Some may wear coat and tie, but many dress much more casually. It's a rare day indeed that you'll even find our pastors wearing ties. Some dress up, or don't, it's your choice -- just join us!
We have complimentary nursery care as an option for your precious little ones during the Sunday school and worship hours so that you can study and worship free of distraction. Our nursery staff is a group of dedicated volunteers who have been background checked and trained to ensure the safety of your children and your peace of mind.
For children up to third grade, we also have an optional children's church. We all worship together as a family to begin our service, but before the sermon children up to third grade are invited, if they wish, to move to children's church where age-appropriate lessons are given with related activities and crafts. We desire for our children to have a love for the Lord's house and to make the most of their opportunity to learn. Again, all of our members who work with children are dedicated volunteers who have been background checked and trained to ensure the safety of your children and your peace of mind.
We are a loving and welcoming congregation, and we would love the opportunity to meet you, worship with you, and get to know you. Please come join us for worship at 10:30 Sunday mornings. Sunday school begins at 9:15, and we have classes and study groups for anyone and everyone.