A note from our Lead Pastor
Welcome to Austin Ridge!
Here at the Ridge, we believe church is more than a place to show up every Sunday.
“Church” is you and me—a dynamic movement of God’s people striving to live the Jesus life in a world desperate for His grace and mercy.
Our prayer is that you would encounter Jesus personally as your Lord and Savior, and by doing so you would grow to be more like Him through personal devotion time, Bible study, corporate worship, community, and generosity; and that you would pour forth gratitude by serving others with a heart forever changed by God's love. To KNOW Jesus, GROW more like Jesus, and SERVE someone to make a spiritual difference in their life—this is our church purpose and our desire for everyone who calls Austin Ridge, “home.”
I invite you to spend time on this website to learn all about the Ridge, get to know our ministries and outreach opportunities, and see what upcoming events might interest you.
If you plan to visit Austin Ridge for the first time this Sunday, here’s what you can expect: a relaxed atmosphere (dress up, or come in shorts—either way, you’ll fit in), meaningful worship; biblical teaching you can apply to everyday life; and helpful staff and volunteers ready to welcome you and answer any questions you might have (feel free to introduce yourself—they’re the ones wearing a name badge). I also encourage you to stop by the Connections Desk in the lobby before or after service—we’d love to personally welcome you to Austin Ridge and get to know you.
We’re grateful that you’d consider being part of Austin Ridge and look forward to all God has planned for us along our journey.
Look forward to seeing you,
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.