Ministerial Staff

Michael Estes

Senior 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. 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 January 2016. Michael served as College Pastor until November 2019, at which time he transitioned to the Senior Pastor role. He also enjoys reading (pretty much anything), sports, and anything involving his wife and children.

Matt Cloyd

Executive + Discipleship Pastor
Matt grew up in Johnson City, TN. He and his wife, Whitney, have one son, Maverick. Matt was licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel in 2008. In his ministry career he has served as a student pastor, family pastor, 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 Religious Education, Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling, all from Liberty University. Matt has served at Ridgecrest since 2018.

Stacie Albritton

Children + Preschool 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.

Greg O'Neal

Worship + Senior Adult 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.


Student Pastor
We are currently in search for our next leader of our student ministry. Please visit our open position page to review job description.

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.

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.

Support Staff

Andrea Regan

Charla Faries

Stewardship Ministry Assistant
Pastoral Care + Connections Ministry Assistant

Diann Robinson

Children + Preschool Ministry Assistant

Joshua Gilliard

Media Coordinator

Operations Staff

Adam Horn

Facilties Manager

Curtis Demus


Emerily Sutton

Weekday Preschool Custodial

Franklin Smith


Weekday Ministry Staff

Hillery Johnson

Weekday Ministry Director

Kathleen James

Weekday Ministry Assistant Director

Tabitha Alexander

Weekday Ministry Assistant Director