Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Ridgecrest Baptist Church has been a church that has placed an emphasis on missions. In our desire to Know God, Serve Others, and Reach Our World. We want to engage our local, national, and international circles with the Gospel. To do this, we have intentionally drawn circles around local, national, and international regions in which we fully partner financially, through prayer, and send teams to serve. 

Local Circles

Baptist ICU

Lunches are provided each Monday to families who are waiting their turn to visit their loved ones in the Intensive Care Unit. Volunteers provide sandwiches, chips, desserts and fruit on a rotating schedule.  The rotation schedule usually requires a volunteer to donate one item once a quarter. To volunteer, contact Charlane Wall.
Click on a date to see Lunch Ministry Schedules:

Caring Hands

This is a free clinic that is open for one night each month. Each night there is a gospel presentation that is presented.  It is serviced by volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists and staff that see around 80 patients a night at Pine Lake Gluckstadt Church and is supported by that church as well as Ridgecrest and other area churches. The patients are screened and also receive free prescriptions. The end goal is not only medical and dental services but legal, food, clothing, etc. Contact Brian Wright.

Cookie Ministry

Provide sweet treats to cancer patients at Baptist Hospital. To donate or deliver cookies, please email Vicky Boone or call at 601.853.1090 x25.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Chuck Slay serves as an Area Representative for the FCA. After years of coaching the Lord called him into this great ministry. He ministers to coaches, students and adults in our area in helping them unite their two passions of faith and athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. The FCA has been doing this for over 60 years and we are excited to see how the Lord is using Chuck in this great ministry.

Mission First

Mission First stands as an oasis in the entire Metro Jackson area to meet the tangible needs of individuals as an avenue to meet the paramount spiritual needs through services such as: legal, medical/dental, community development, children’s educational program, comprehensive wellness program, and sports ministry. Ridgecrest volunteers when and where needed to help this vital ministry in the Jackson area. For more information contact the church office at 601.853.1090 x25.

Prison Ministry

To be part of the ministry to women inmates at the Madison County Jail, please contact Ronda Webb at 601.856.3557, to get started. You can go as partners or as a group.

Mt. Olive Ministries

Lunches are provided each Monday to families who are waiting their turn to visit their loved ones in the Intensive Care Unit. Volunteers provide sandwiches, chips, desserts and fruit on a rotating schedule.  The rotation schedule usually requires a volunteer to donate one item once a quarter. To volunteer, contact Charlane Wall.   Click on a date to see Lunch Ministry Schedules:

BAG International

BAG International is a non-profit organization that desires to Bridge A Gap between churches, communities, and organizations in bringing awareness about the vast needs of foster children and orphans around the world. The need for orphan awareness and helping to meet the needs of these beautiful children is a HUGE undertaking. However, BAG is willing to accept the challenge and would like to invite anyone around the world to join us in this effort. For more information, contact  Connie Knott.

Construction Ministry

Whether it be rebuilding after a tornado or hurricane, or helping to build a home or church, all types of skills and tools are needed. Men and women work together to accomplish the goal. Contact Tim Blocker or 601.853.1090 x64 for additional information and to volunteer.

Faith InDeed

This organization was founded with the dual purpose of raising funds through projects to provide financial support for Christ-centered missions and ministries; and to provide opportunities for Christians to get active in supporting missions and ministries that they are passionate about. For more information, contact Ron Logan.

Jackson Street Ministry

The Jackson Street Ministry team is a group of individuals who are dedicated to sharing the grace of God to the disenfranchised and homeless of Jackson, MS. Our aim is to boldly follow Jesus where He leads and humbly engage people of the street in His love and grace. We meet at the First Baptist Church Parking lot on the corner of Mississippi and North Streets in downtown Jackson, every Wednesday night, and leave to minister by 6:30pm. For more information contact Brian Wright.

Mt. Olive Ministries

This is a community ministry in Mt. Olive, MS, led by Bro. Tony Duckworth. It includes after-school and summer programs for youth and also the Mt. Olive Community Church. Ridgecrest helped renovate a building into a lovely church with offices, kitchen, worship center, and Bible study rooms.  We partner with them to provide outreach materials and resources for the church, for their Tutoring program and the Student Robotics statewide and national competitions.  For more information contact Brian Wright.

Reclaimed Project

Founded in Starkville, Mississippi, in 2012, Reclaimed Project was birthed out of a desire to exalt Christ internationally by fulfilling the biblical mandate to serve orphans and the poor. Reclaimed Project assists families who wish to adopt, looks after orphans in their distress and cares for their community. Recently they felt called to begin a ministry in Marks, MS.  Ridgecrest helped them renovate a building that will house teacher missionaries for the local high school as well as provide space for ministries to the area children and families. Get more information at reclaimedproject.org.

Word of Christ Ministry

Word of Christ Ministry is located in west Jackson, and their pastor is Devon Adams. Their mission is to reach people who are un-churched and outcast in that area so that they may become children of God. They also equip believers with the knowledge of who Jesus is and who they are in Him so that they may walk in love and live in victory. Ridgecrest helped them renovate a building in which to worship and now supports their ministry through street evangelism, tent revival meetings, women’s conferences, Ridgecrest Christmas Angel Tree and Christmas food distribution.  Contact Brian Wright for more information.

National Circles

Beautiful Feet Ministries

This is a ministry to the homeless located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. The Mission provides meals, Bible studies, year-long discipleship training, a free medical clinic, free dental clinic, and clothing distribution center. They provide volunteer opportunities for churches and individuals to help with kids' clubs, sports ministry to youth, church worship services, community outreach, and many more ministries. For more information on this ministry, go to www.thefeet.org.  Our goal is to reach out to the lost and hurting people of this community, assisting by serving food, cleaning, painting, helping with kids' clubs, leading worship, etc. For more information contact Gina Craig at 601.853.1090 x41.

True Life Church

True Life Church is a church plant in Wichita, KS. Norm Duncan, pastor, started this church and Ridgecrest has been their partner from the beginning. Their goal is to reach as many as possible in Wichita for Christ. For more information, access www.experiencetlc.com or contact Brian Wright.

International Circles

Advance International

This organization provides quality theological education to international students. They partner with the IMB and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to provide a certificate upon completion of 8 courses taught over a 2-year period in East Asia, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia, Nicaragua and Peru. Advance provides materials, stipends for the translators and places for the meetings.  For more information about Advance visit www.2advance.org or contact Phil Walker.



Brandon & Brittany Kelly

Ridgecrest supports Brandon and Brittany Kelly in his ministry to college students in Maui.  Brandon was our College Pastor and felt the call to return to Hawaii, where he had ministered earlier.  For more information please contact Brian Wright.






Jews for Jesus

This is a group of Messianic Jews who are taking the good news of Jesus to their fellow Jews. We partner with them in reaching the Jews of Israel through evangelistic literature, Christian musical concerts, internet evangelism, sidewalk evangelism and secular media outreach. Get more info at www.jewsforjesus.org.

Reclaimed Project

Founded in Starkville, Mississippi, in 2012, Reclaimed Project was birthed out of a desire to exalt Christ internationally by fulfilling the biblical mandate to serve orphans and the poor. Reclaimed Project assists families who wish to adopt, looks after orphans in their distress and cares for their community. Get more information at reclaimedproject.org.

Uncharted

This is our same partnership with Tom Doyle, but with his new organization.  Through them Ridgecrest supports a Palestinian pastor in Jerusalem whose church ministers to both Palestinians and Messianic believers worshipping Christ together! This also supplies support for materials for the use of the ministry, and training in church planting for young pastors as well as supporting Tom’s work with the persecuted church. For more information please contact Matt Cloyd.

Billy & Sarah Brewer

Billy and Sarah Brewer work at The Highlands, which is a facility primarily for Christian youth camps, a Bible Training Center for Pastors and housing for short-term missionaries and teachers. In 2016, more than 12,000 people attended events at The Highlands and over 2,400 people made professions of faith in Jesus Christ. Their vision is to see spiritually mature youth transforming Tanzania for the kingdom of God. You can learn more about their sending organization, Fellowship International Mission at www.fim.org, and their sending church, Crawford Baptist Church, at www.crawfordbaptist.net. Or you can contact them directly on Facebook Messenger or by email.

David & Gretta Johns

David and Gretta Johns are serving as missionaries with Reaching and Teaching International in Roatan, Honduras, with their three children. In 2014, the Johns' completed a two-year program with To Every Tribe where they received missiological and theological training. Since that time, David has served on staff with First Baptist Church of Los Fresnos, Texas, their sending church. The Johns are compelled to reach the island of Roatan by providing pastoral training, discipleship, and strengthening indigenous churches. They arrived in November 2017 to start their ministry.

John & Kathryn Boogaards

Our support goes toward their pilot, John Boogaards, and his family. John will be flying church planters, Bible translators and national pastors to the remote parts of Indonesian villages. For more info, contact Matt Cloyd.  Get more information from www.maf.org.


The Ark Project

The Ark Project’s mission is to equip the nationals in East Asia so they can make disciples from the one billion people around them. They do this through supporting the pastors of small churches, by teaching and training of the church leaders and by coordinating short term mission groups for American to do mission work in East Asia. Get more information at www.arkproject.net.

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