Staff

Doug Plumlee

Senior Pastor

I have been serving as Senior Pastor at Ridgedale since June of 2013.  Prior to serving at Ridgedale, I also served churches in Kentucky and middle Tennessee. After being born in Oneida, TN, my family moved to Chattanooga where we became members of Ridgedale.  It was here at Ridgedale where,… View Staff member

Ciprian Balta

Minister of Missions

I have been at Ridgedale as the Minister of Missions since April 2014. I received a degree in Pastoral Studies from Baptist Theological Institute in Bucharest, Romania and also graduated from Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga, TN in addition to holding an Organizational HR Management Master from Romania. Currently, I… View Staff member

Michael Johnson

Minster of Music and Worship

Ridgedale has been my church family since 2005.  As the Minister of Music/Music and Worship Pastor, I have the privilege and opportunity to be part of the lives of people from preschoolers to senior adults who use their voices and play instruments to worship and make music for our great… View Staff member

Bill Lowery

Manager of Facilities

I began working at Ridgedale in 2000, first as the groundskeeper and currently as the head of facilities.  Before coming to Ridgedale, I was in sales in the Chattanooga area.  I was born and raised in Ringgold, Georgia, graduated from Ringgold High School and attended Dalton State College. I grew up… View Staff member

Ryan McBride

Minister to Students

I have been at Ridgedale as the Student Pastor since 2014. Before coming to Ridgedale, I served churches in Tennessee and Kentucky and graduated from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville before earning my Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  I met my gorgeous… View Staff member

Bill McGinnis

Minister of Education and Families

I have been associate pastor at Ridgedale since 2006 and I serve as minister of education and families. I was raised in Knoxville, TN and called into ministry in high school, but didn’t embrace that call immediately. I graduated from the Webb School of Knoxville and earned a Bachelor of Arts in… View Staff member

Kayla Stevens

Minister of Children and Preschool

It has been my privilege to serve at Ridgedale since 2014. Prior to God leading me here, I served in churches in North Carolina and Mississippi. I graduated from William Carey University in 2010 before obtaining my Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am beyond blessed and… View Staff member