Doug Plumlee

Doug Plumlee

Senior Pastor

I began serving as Senior Pastor at Ridgedale in June of 2013. Prior to serving at Ridgedale, I have served churches in Kentucky and middle Tennessee. My goal is to help people “Encounter Christ, Equip Disciples, and Engage The Nations.”

After being born in Oneida, TN, my family moved to Chattanooga where we became members of Ridgedale. When I was nine years old, I accepted Christ as my Savior and was baptized at Ridgedale. While I was in college, I felt God calling me into the ministry. I look back now and see that my years in the youth group at Ridgedale were very instrumental in my calling to the ministry.

The Plumlee family

I am married to Pam and we are the proud parents of three children – Andrew, Lauren, and Hannah and Brandon, our son-in-law. In my free time, I enjoy running, yard work, watching sports (especially the Tennessee Vols), and spending time with my family.

I never imagined having the chance to come back to Ridgedale and serve as Senior Pastor but we are so excited to be here. It has been amazing to see God using our church to bless our community especially during the pandemic. I have so many fond memories of this church and I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to this church. My prayer is that Ridgedale will continue to have the same impact on other people that it had on my life.