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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, Interim Worship Pastor

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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 8 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. Vince and his wife, Iriana, have been married since October 2020.

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Grace Kizer, Children Director

Grace joined The Ridge staff as Children’s Director in 2022. Prior to joining the Ridge, she was a student at Dallas Baptist University and a teacher in Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD. She has a passion for working with children and loves encouraging them to grow an authentic and deeply rooted faith. Grace and her husband, William, have been married since December 2021. 

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Greg Crow

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Graham Hagood

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Brendon Lockette

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Ysavel Medina

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Jerry Witham

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