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Ryan McBride

Minister of Students

I have been at Ridgedale as the Student Pastor since March 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 wife Emily in Louisville while we both attended Seminary, she has a Masters of Christian Education and is smarter than me. We have three children, Perry, Macy, and Nolan. I am beyond humbled that God allows me to serve His local church as a student pastor.

I was raised in Kingsport, TN and The Hague, Holland. I spend my spare time with my kids playing basketball, baseball, American Girl Dolls, dancing with Alexa, hanging out with my wife Emily, building with wood, and watching the Braves play baseball.