Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Ozark Alabama, is prayerfully seeking God’s will in the search for our next Senior Pastor who will lead us in serving Christ and reaching people for His Kingdom.
After 18 years our Pastor, Reverend Jim Hill is retiring to become the new Director of Missions for the Dale Baptist Association.
Pastor Search Committee:
Johnny Anderson, Music & Worship Pastor
Bro. Johnny was born in Troy, Alabama on January 13, 1955 and grew up in the small Coffee County community of New Hope. He graduated from New Brockton High School in 1973. He attended Enterprise State Junior College, receiving an Associates Degree in Secondary Education in 1975. He graduated from Troy State University in 1977 with a B.S. Degree in Science and Music Education. He received a Masters in Science Education degree from Troy State University in Dothan in 1981. He is a retired high school science teacher. Johnny has served 5 churches, beginning in 1975, when called to Ariton Baptist Church as Minister of Music and Youth. In June 1999 he was ordained into the Gospel Ministry.
He married the former Barbara Batchelor on December 17, 1977. They have two sons, Jesse (deceased) and Joshua. Johnny began serving Ridgecrest Baptist in September 2000 as Minister Of Music.
Brother Johnny's Email: Music@RidgecrestBaptistOzark.org
Scott Matthews, Youth Pastor
Bro. Scott was born in Ozark, AL June 29, 1970. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1989 and pursued a graphic design major at Enterprise State Junior College and Auburn University at Montgomery. He married Julie in 1995. They have 2 children, Wesley and Brooke.
He was saved in January 1996. He was ordained and licensed to preach in 2004. Having served churches here in Dale County, Bro. Scott began his ministry at Ridgecrest in August 2016. He also serves as the Youth Director of the Dale Baptist Association and current Chaplain/Sheppard for American Heritage Girls and Trail Life troops here at Ridgecrest.
Scott's Email: Youth@RidgecrestBaptistOzark.org
Mia Jones, Children's Director
Mia was born in Ozark, Al on August 7, 1980. She is a 1998 graduate of Carroll High School. She pursued a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Troy University. She taught for three years in the Ozark City School System before pursuing her masters in Elementary Education. After teaching for five years she received her Masters in School Psychometry. She is currently the School Psychometrist for all Dale County Schools.
She was saved in September 2007 and has served in multiple capacities within the children's ministry program.
She is married to Jason Jones of Ozark, Al and together they have two sons, Slade (born May 2007) and Fisher (born August 2012).
Mia's email: Children@RidgecrestBaptistOzark.org