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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.

Get Connected

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Kids
Kids

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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Students
Students

Ridge Students creates environments where middle and high school students can spend time with friends and learn about Jesus.

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Young Adults
Young Adults

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

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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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Men
Men

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

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Women
Women

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

Upcoming Events

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!

Please note: Middle School meets at 9am on Sunday mornings, and High School meets at 11am, both in Building B.

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.

Southwest Team

  • 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!

  • Austin Davidson

    Austin Davidson

    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.

  • Bethany Flummer

    Bethany Flummer

    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 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.

  • Breanna Porter

    Breanna Porter

    Breanna calls Austin home, but 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 Austin Ridge. It is Breanna's pleasure to lead the First Impressions volunteers, to assist our pastors and ministry directors in coordinating events, and to be a great resource for those seeking to get involved at Austin Ridge. Breanna has a heart to help the body of this church experience how God can use them and how God can reach them. Look for her in the lobby on Sundays. She would love to meet you!

  • Bruce McDonald

    Bruce McDonald

    Bruce was born and raised in Southern California, and attended the University of Arizona, earning a BS in Business Management. Bruce has been married to his beautiful wife, Kimberly, for nearly 25 years, and they have two daughters, Katherine and Caroline. Bruce and Kimberly moved to Texas 24 years ago, and they enjoy traveling together, cooking, gardening, playing pickleball, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

    Bruce loves his work as a leader at a specialty chemical company. He is involved with the PIVOT ministry, has lead D-Groups, and volunteers with the Pursuing Team at Austin Ridge. Bruce has a passion for Jesus and coming along side others in their journey.

  • Carol Feller

    Carol Feller

    Carol grew up in Michigan and moved to Austin shortly after graduating college. She and her husband have a busy life running around with their five children. They enjoy spending time as a family and being part of all of their kids' activities. She is grateful to be able to work in ministry as part of Austin Ridge Finance team.