Chris Frakes

Student Pastor

Treasure Christ and make disciples. Thats been the driving force behind my wife Ciara and I’s ministry since we began. The two of us have been blessed serving at Ridgedale and have so appreciated the love everyone has given to our 7 month old son, Samson. We are so excited about all the Lord is doing at Ridgedale and can’t wait to be used for the Kingdom.
I grew up in Scottsboro, Alabama and was born into student ministry. My parents both volunteered eventually leading to my dad answering a call into full time student ministry which he’s still currently involved in. I graduated high school in Keystone Heights, FL and went on to Florida State University. After walking away from the church my first two and a half years the Lord called me to Himself and I spent the last year and a half serving in student ministry at City Church Tallahassee. Ciara and I met the summer I graduated and the rest is history.

Most recently I served at Wildwood Community Church in Norman, OK as their middle school minister for two and a half years. I enjoy all things outdoors from rock climbing to kayaking to hiking, reading, writing all with a tall cup of coffee.