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Dripping Springs

DSMS closed for construction

No Sunday services in June + July
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Summer Shake Up

Stay connected this summer

Dripping Springs Middle School, where our Dripping Springs Campus gathers on Sundays, will be undergoing extensive construction and remodeling during June and July, making it unavailable for us to use. Explore opportunities for you and your family to stay connected to our Dripping Springs Campus throughout the summer months.

Dripping Springs Campus Office

31330 Ranch Road 12
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Please Note: We are a growing church, and each of our campuses is unique. While our Sunday services are on hold for the summer at Dripping Springs Middle School, events and groups will continue to take place at our Dripping Springs Campus Office during the week.

A note from our campus pastor

We’re having fun at the Austin Ridge Bible Church Dripping Springs Campus! While being one church in multiple locations, our flavor and focus is distinctly Dripping Springs.

Get Connected

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Ridge Kids provides weekly programming and events for children from birth through 5th grade to learn about God’s love for them.

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Ridge Students offers great opportunities to get to know other middle and high school students and grow in relationship with Jesus.

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Special Needs
Special Needs

Embrace, our special needs ministry, creates opportunities for the entire family to worship and study God’s Word.

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Young Adults

The Table exists to inspire young adults in your 20s to pursue Jesus and be part of God’s mission in Austin and around the world.

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Ridge Men offers opportunities to connect with other guys who are working to be intentional about their walk with God.

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Ridge Women hosts events, groups, studies, and more to help every woman become like Jesus and join with Him in His mission.

Upcoming Events


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Connect with Us

If you would like to speak with a Ridge team member about ways to get connected, please fill out our digital Connect Card, and we will be in touch soon!

a different kind of Sunday!

We would love for you to join us on a Sunday! During the months of June + July there will be no Sunday services. We will be gathering in summer groups and livestreaming our Bee Cave Campus. Join us back at Dripping Springs Middle School in August.

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NEXT at the Ridge

Plans for a permanent campus in Dripping Springs

NEXT is our capital campaign to support the expansion of our campuses to provide environments for people to know, grow, and serve Jesus, both for those who currently attend the Ridge and for those who have yet to come to our church.

We have already completed the strategic design phase of this project and are moving into design development to build a permanent campus with a 1,000-seat worship center for our Dripping Springs community.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have services every Sunday at 9am and 11am. For the months of June + July our current meeting place, Dripping Springs Middle School, will be unable to use due to construction. We encourage you to gather in a summer group and watch the livestream of our Bee Cave Campus.

Find out more info on how to stay connected this summer!

Dripping Springs Middle School, where our Dripping Springs Campus gathers on Sundays, will be undergoing extensive construction and remodeling during June and July, making it unavailable for us to use.

On Sundays throughout June + July you can stream our Bee Cave service at home or with a Life Group. You can also attend our Bee Cave or Southwest campuses in person.

Due to Dripping Springs Middle School being under construction during the months of June + July, there will be no Sunday services. For families who want to attend in person, our Bee Cave and Southwest campuses offer Ridge Kids environments from Birth to 5th grade. For families who’d like to worship from home, we also provide tailored video lessons, worship songs, parent guides, and more for Pre-K, K-3rd, and 4th-5th grade.

During the months of June + July, for 6th-8th grade, Middle School Mondays will be returning with more games, food, and fun.

For 9th-12th grade, students can join us for our High School Summer Bucket List!

During the months of June + July, due to construction at Dripping Springs Middle School, we will not have Sunday services. For those currently not in a group, we’re offering Summer Groups that will meet at least twice in June and July. These short-term groups are a great next step into community at the Ridge during the DSMS closure.

Our Men’s team will be hosting Men’s Summer Groups on Tuesday mornings. These short-term groups will make it easy for you to stay connected and grow as a man throughout the summer.

Ridge Women will have several ways to stay connected including book clubs, Bible studies, and small home group options available throughout the summer.

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.

Dripping Springs Team


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  • Alec Tafoya

    Alec Tafoya

    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 Sutherland

    Amy Sutherland

    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 Somers

    Andy Somers

    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.

  • Angie John

    Angie John

    Angie was born in Colorado and raised in Houston, Texas, where she lived for 12 years. She moved to Austin after she graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Small Business Management. Angie is married to her amazing and loving husband, Shine, and is blessed with five wonderful children: her daughter Allison, twin boys Chris and Nate, and twin girls Emily and Maddie.

    Angie loves being with her family, playing games, going to the beach, watching football, and eating chips and salsa. She also loves music – singing, going to concerts, and praise and worship! Angie is humbled to be a part of the Austin Ridge staff and looks forward to seeing the amazing things God will continue to do here at the Ridge, in our city, and around the world!

  • Becky Belew

    Becky Belew

    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.

  • Becky Ellsworth

    Becky Ellsworth

    Becky was raised in Carlsbad, California, so the beach is her favorite place. She and her amazing husband, Don, have awesome people - including four kids, a few kid-in-laws, and some beautiful grand babies. The Ellsworths moved to Austin in 2001 for Don to be one of the pastors at Austin Ridge. Becky loves spending time with her family, taking fun vacations (which almost always include a beach and sometimes Disney), reading, cooking/eating, exercising, and spending time with friends. She loves working at the Ridge, and being a part of what the Lord is doing in Dripping Springs and around the world.

  • Brad Thomas

    Brad Thomas

    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.

  • Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht

    After growing up in Texas and New Jersey, Brian earned a BA from Rutgers and a THM from Dallas Theological Seminary. At exactly the same time, he met his wife, Kathy, and came to understand that life is best lived missionally for Jesus. Serving in creative and executive roles in the church for most of his career, Brian is excited to be in Austin serving Ridge Men.

    He loves finding great NY-style pizza with Kathy, watching Christopher Nolan movies with his son, Pierce, and learning obscure chemistry techniques from his daughter, Ana. He likes running, hiking, reading old books, and watching Liverpool (“real” football). More than that, though, Brian loves to see the life of Jesus grow inside the hearts of men around him.