Leadership

Pastors & Staff


Senior Pastor

Our Senior Pastor of 29 years retired in January 2019. Our Pastor Search Committee is in the process of prayerfully seeking the next Senior Pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Matt Cloyd

Executive & Discipleship Pastor

Matt was licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel in 2008. In his ministry career he has served as a student pastor, family pastor, overseeing children and student ministries, and worked in church planting. He has a strong passion for missions at a local, national, and international level, including missions to Guatemala, South Korea, Macedonia, Haiti, and Canada. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies, Master of Religious Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling, all from Liberty University.

Brian Wright

Pastoral Care & Connections Pastor

Brian grew up in Southaven, MS.  He and his wife Stacie have three sons: Wesley, Spencer, and Preston.  Brians’s favorite Bible verse is, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). He has served at Ridgecrest since 2009 and his hobbies include sports (playing, watching, and coaching) and anything involving his kids.

Greg O'Neal

Worship & Senior Adults Pastor

Greg was born in Ft. Worth, TX but grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. He and his wife Staci have two children, Joshua and Meghan. Greg's favorite Bible verse is, "Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God" (Colossians 3:16). Greg has served at Ridgecrest since 1994 and enjoys golf, college football, reading, and traveling.

Logan Ellzey

Student Pastor

Logan is an ordained minister of the Gospel who has worked in full-time student ministry since 2015, previously at First Baptist Canton. He was previously on staff at Broadmoor Baptist Church in intern roles with Youth Ministry and Children's Ministry as well as serving as their Local Missions Intern. His ministry strategy includes incorporation of local missions and he has served on a number of international short-term mission teams, including missions to Indonesia, United Kingdom, Jamaica, and Haiti. Logan earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Bible from Mississippi College and his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Stacie Albritton

Preschool & Children Ministry Director

Stacie and her husband Erik Albritton have two sons, Luke and Seth. One of her favorite Bible verses is Deuteronomy 6:5-6, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." She has served as a volunteer at Ridgecrest since 1998 and joined the staff in 2005. She enjoys photography and spending time with family. Her favorite part of ministry is seeing a preschooler's genuine joy and unconditional love for our Jesus.

Michael Estes

College Pastor

Michael grew up in Clinton, MS. He and Julie, his wife, have been married since 2001 and have three children: Jackson, Lorelei, and Micah. In addition to his work at the church, he is also a school teacher at Germantown High School. His favorite Bible verse is Romans 5:8, "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us." Michael has served at Ridgecrest since 2016. He also enjoys reading (pretty much anything), sports, and anything involving his wife and children.

Tim Blocker

Stewardship Director

Tim grew up in Philadelphia, MS where his sister and brother-in-law still reside. He & his wife Michele have two daughters, Leigh Alison and Anna.  His favorite Bible verse is “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men… It is the Lord Christ whom you serve” Colossians 3:23-24. He has been a member at Ridgecrest since 1991 & has served on staff since 2005.  Tim enjoys hunting/fishing and spending time with kids and family.

Stephen Collier

Media Coordinator

More details coming soon!