Ridge Avenue Baptist Church

Reaching people where they are and helping them become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Sunday Schedule:

Bible Study: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Morning Worship Service: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Evening Worship Service: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday Schedule:

Prayer Meeting: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

See the Events page for other scheduled activities.

Ridge Avenue Staff


Dr. Jim Wolfe -- Senior Pastor

Jim was saved at age twenty five and surrendered to the ministry seven years later. Jim has 30 years of ministry including 5 years in music and youth ministries, 13 years in the pastorate, and 12 years with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Jim holds a BSBA from Northeast State University, an MRE from Luther Rice Theological Seminary, and a D. Min from Bethany Theological Seminary.

Email Jim: jwolfe@ridgeavenue.org


Joey Culpepper -- Music Minister

Joey has been the Music Minister at Ridge Ave. since 2005. Joey leads worship and directs the Worship Ensemble, Rock of Ages Choir, and the Praise Band. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Music--Theory & Composition. He is a composer, songwriter and arranger.

Joey believes that God created music just as He created each and every one of us. (Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11) In fact, God created us to worship Him, and music is an important tool for worship. As we come to church with thanksgiving and a grateful heart and sing His praise together lifting up the name of Jesus, we can enter into and worship in His very presence, because God inhabits the praises of His people. (Ps. 22:3: 100:4-5) 

Joey and his wife, Lisa, have four children and one grandchild. 

Email Joey:  jculpepper@ridgeavenue.org


Bryan Shackelford -- Youth Minister


Charlotte Rogers -- Church Secretary


Jean Giannaris -- Financial Secretary