A note from our campus pastor
We are the Ridge community that lives and serves in Southwest Austin. Our location is an eclectic blend of South Austin meets West Austin.
Ridge Kids provides weekly programming and events for children from birth through 5th grade to learn about God’s love for them.
Ridge Students offers great opportunities to get to know other middle and high school students and grow in your relationship with Jesus. We break out into small groups and studies, go on retreats, get crazy with events, gather during the week, and serve as a team — all to pursue God and love people!
Embrace, our special needs ministry, creates opportunities for the entire family to worship and study God’s Word.
The Table exists to inspire young adults – college, 20s, and 30s – to pursue Jesus and be part of God’s mission in Austin and around the world.
Ridge Men offers opportunities to connect with other guys who are working to be intentional about their walk with God.
Join us this Sunday
We would love for you to join us on a Sunday! Find out everything you need to know about your first visit to our Southwest Campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have services every Sunday at 9am and 11am, located in Building A.
We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early, so you'll have plenty of time to find a parking space, drop off your children and/or students, grab a cup of coffee, and find a seat. From the moment you arrive, we have volunteers to help direct you!
Each Sunday we gather for meaningful worship and biblical teaching that can be applied to everyday life. In every service, we have live worship followed by a relevant, straightforward message that will help you know Jesus, grow in Him, and serve Him daily. Watch some of our previous services here.
We have classes for children from birth through 5th grade. Ridge Kids is a place where kids learn about God's love for them in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment. An amazing team of volunteer leaders teach, challenge, and encourage children each week, using age-appropriate lessons from the Bible, activities, and games!
Please note: Birth-Pre-K meets in Building C, and 1st-5th Grade meets in Building B. Ridge Kids services for all ages are available during both services.
If you are a first time visitor with us, you can pre-register your children for Ridge Kids here.
We want to be a great place where your student can be with friends and learn about Jesus. Ridge Students offers large group gatherings, small groups, events, and opportunities to serve — all to pursue God and love people!
We have several opportunities to get connected at the Ridge! Our Young Adults ministry meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Our Men’s and Women’s ministries offer Bible studies, classes, and events throughout the year. We also offer Events, Classes, and Life Groups, which are great ways to grow in your relationship with Jesus and build community.
We offer accessible parking, entrances, and seating.
Embrace, our special needs ministry, connects individuals of all abilities to our Sunday morning experience. We offer one-on-one pal support and host classes for children, teens, and young adults with special needs, creating an opportunity for the entire family to worship and study God’s Word. If you are planning your first visit, let our Embrace team know you are coming by filling out this form.
Please note: Our Specialized Kids Class (Birth-5th) and Teen + Young Adult Class, along with our Inclusion Middle School Service, meet at 9am on Sunday mornings, and our Inclusion High School Service meets at 11am.
We welcome all certified service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind.
Please note: Emotional support animals or pets are not allowed, and service animals must be leashed and under the control of their handler at all times.
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Alec grew up in a military family and moved around a lot when he was younger. He primarily lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but loved visiting his family in Katy, Texas every summer. Alec and his wife, Raelin, moved to Texas to be closer to his family three years ago. In his free time, Alec enjoys rock climbing, eating crawfish, and walking his dogs. Alec enjoys using his knowledge and resources to propel the Kingdom of God forward!
Amy is a native Austinite and graduate of Baylor University. She is passionate about making church accessible and welcoming for all families. She is married to Bo, and they are raising three teenage girls, Trinity, Felicity and Charity. In their free time they enjoy traveling, hiking and exploring new restaurants. Amy is passionate about helping others identify their strengths and use them to serve others!
Andy was born in Dallas and grew up in Richardson, Texas. Blessed to have an enormous Young Life presence at his high school, Andy quickly discovered what following Jesus was all about. After high school, he attended Baylor University, graduating in 2005 from the business school with a degree in management. Following graduation, Andy moved back to Richardson and met his wife, Haley, soon thereafter. Andy and Haley married in 2008 and moved to Austin in 2011, where they began attending the Ridge. They have two amazing kids, Hudson and Peyton. You can see Andy most Sundays in the parking lot, where he co-leads the parking team for the Ridge. Outside of work and church, Andy enjoys fishing, golf, and traveling with his wife and kids.
Austin is a Texas native with an appreciation for all things music. He attended Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Psychology and Masters of Media. While in Lubbock, he met his wife Shannon. They have two children, Margot and Jack, and can be caught traveling, cooking mediocre meals, or embarrassing themselves with a family dance party in their free time. He loves the city of Austin, the people in it, and aims to glorify Jesus in all things.
Becky was born and raised in New Orleans, but moved to Texas in 2005. She married her best friend, Jon, in 2009. She is blessed with her wonderful daughter, Evelyn, and her stepson, Austin. Becky has more than 15 years of executive assistant experience and has attended the Ridge for nearly a decade. She loves scuba diving, going to Christian concerts, and playing games with her friends and family. She is grateful and excited to utilize her gifts to pursue God’s mission for the Ridge community locally and abroad.
Bethany grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Elementary Education. She loves hiking, getting tacos with friends, and curling up on the couch with a book and her cat. Bethany spent a few years serving in various kids' ministries, most recently completing a children's residency program in College Station. She is excited to join the Austin Ridge helping our kids, know, grow, and serve Christ
Brad was born and raised in South Carolina. He attended Clemson University, where he graduated with a BS in Economics and then received his THM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is married to Courtney, a Texas girl, and they have two young adult children, Lydia and Luke. They enjoy teaching the Bible, watching movies, being outside, and spending time together. As a father to Luke who has special needs, Brad has a compassionate understanding of others' circumstances. He has a great sense of humor, loves his Clemson Tigers, and enjoys sharing stories from his youth and family. As lead pastor of Austin Ridge since 2004, Brad focuses on teaching God's Word, setting the spiritual pace, and discerning God's vision and will for Austin Ridge.
Breanna calls Austin home, but she was raised a country girl. She attended college in San Marcos to lose her accent and pursue a degree in music. Although being part of an orchestra was her goal, she instead landed a career in retail management and is in awe at how God used that experience to prepare her for her role as Connections Director at the Ridge. It is Breanna's pleasure to oversee the Connections Team and the Sunday morning experience. She has a heart to help people experience how God can use them and how God can reach them. Look for her in the lobby at our Bee cave Campus on Sundays. She would love to meet you!