Alan Ray, Senior Pastor
Alan Ray was ordained to the gospel ministry in December of 1980 by the Bethany Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served as pastor of churches in Boston, Kentucky, Batesburg, South Carolina, Chesterfield, South Carolina and Chatsworth, Georgia. Prior to coming to Ridge Baptist Church, he was pastor of Middle River Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
Alan is a native of South Carolina. His father, Dan Ray is now retired after serving as a Southern Baptist pastor, Director of Associational Missions and on the state convention staff in Pennsylvania/South Jersey and in South Carolina. His mother, Martha Ray is a retired school teacher.
Alan is married to the former Melinda Hope of Ashland, Virginia. They are the proud parents of Jennifer Blevins, who works with Calvert Education in Baltimore, MD, and Lindsay, who is a student at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies and currently serving as a Student Ministry Intern at Ridge. They are also the proud grandparents of Isaac, who was born in December of 2012.
He is a graduate of Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Alan can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office at (804) 288-5805, ext. 6.
Abbie Duenckel, Minister of Discipleship/Outreach
Abbie Duenckel is our Minister for Discipleship and Outreach. She came to Ridge in May of 2006 as a Summer Youth Minister. She continued her ministry at Ridge through the 2006-2007 academic year as a Student Ministry Intern in conjunction with her studies at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Abbie is a graduate of Mary Washington College (now the University of Mary Washington) and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Abbie is married to Sam Duenckel, who is also a graduate of the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. They are the proud parents of Mallorie, who was born in 2014. Abbie began serving in her current ministry role at Ridge in June 2007.
You can contact Abbie at email@example.com
Theresa Altland, Secretary
Theresa joined the church staff as the secretary in 2000.
Theresa is one of the first people the public comes in contact with when calling Ridge. The secretary’s many responsibilities include:
communication of church schedule
keeps the church calendar
If you need to contact her, you may do so by calling 288-5805 press 2 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Crooks, Financial Secretary
As a 10+ year member of Ridge, Louise joined the staff in January 2000.
Louise administers the receipts of all tithes and offerings and other incomes (land, stock), the payments and accounting of all accounts payable for Ridge and Promise Care Child Development Center. She also oversees the payroll for the Ridge and Promise Care staff. She works with the Tellers, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Finance Committee.
Please feel free to contact Louise at email@example.com if you have any questions, or call the church office at 804-288-5805.
Music Ministries Director… Robert Coffman
Praise Team/Media Ministries Director… Robert Blaylock
Accompanist… Phyllis Coffman