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Jerry Witham, Lead-Pastor     

Jerry joined The Ridge staff as Lead Pastor in 2005.  Prior to joining The Ridge, he served nine years as a student pastor at First Baptist Carrollton and Irving Bible Church.  Jerry has a passion to teach God’s Word and to see others live for the glory of God in all things.  He and his wife of twenty years, Annette have two daughters and two sons.

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Ysavel Medina, Executive Pastor

Ysavel joined The Ridge staff as executive pastor in 2006. Prior to answering God’s call to ministry, he worked thirty years in the business world in various management positions. Ysavel loves to empower others and bring out the best in them. He and his wife of thirty-seven years, Marla have two grown boys and nine grandchildren.

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Jon Meyer, Worship Pastor

Jon joined The Ridge staff as worship pastor in 2012.  He was raised in Garland, TX, attended college at Texas A&M. His desire is to lead our church in times of worship that engage and respond to the truth of the Gospel.  Jon has been married to his wife Sandy for seven years and they have two boys: Austin and Luke.

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David Bird, Mission Pastor

David joined The Ridge staff as Missions pastor in 2012. The Previous thirty years before joining the Ridge, he was the founding pastor of two North Texas churches. David has a passion for lost people and desire to see God’s people actively working with God to find the lost and loves challenging believers to personally get involved in mission work. David and his wife Brenda have been married for forty-three years. They have three sons and six grandchildren.

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Vince Portillo, Student Pastor

Vince joined The Ridge staff as Student pastor in 2020.  He was born and raised in Farmers Branch. Vince has been doing ministry work for 6 years. He has a heart for kids and introducing the gospel to them in a way they can relate to it. Currently, He also volunteers with Carrollton Young Life. He and his fiancé, Iriana Menoscal, will be getting married in October of this year.

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Erica Wilson, Children Director

Erica joined The Ridge staff as Children’s Director in 2020.  For the last 8 years she worked in NYC with Pastor Bill’s Ministry “Metro World Child.” She has a risk taking faith, passion about raising up the next generation and is growth oriented. Erica currently resides in Frisco with her roommate. She is the oldest of seven kids, enjoys running, writes spoken word poetry.

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