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Alan Denton

Teaching & College Pastor

Alan & Lauren Denton

My wife, Lauren, and I love serving at Ridgedale! I love to preach the Word and minister to young adults and college students. My goal is to make disciples who are fully mature in Christ that make disciples. We want to see people come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and grow in Him. My wonderful wife and I have been married since 2014. She’s the real gem of the family. You’ll find that I love to laugh and do anything sports-related. Go Vols, Mocs, Titans, Braves, and Predators.

I was born and raised in Jefferson City, TN. By God’s good grace, I was saved at an early age, but until my sophomore year of college at UT-Chattanooga, I hadn’t wrestled with the depth of the salvation I’d found in Jesus nor had I considered Christ’s call to “take up your cross daily.” God began to grow me. The next three years I was baptized, discipled by a member of our church, met my wife, and called into vocational ministry by the Lord. God has been so good to me. I served full time at the Baptist Collegiate Ministries of Chattanooga as an Associate Minister for four years, and for two years, I served at the Hamilton County Baptist Association. I have been serving at Ridgedale since August of 2018. I graduated in December 2021 with my Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.