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. 

Mission Partners

Local Circles

Mission First Madison Care Clinic 

Ridgecrest partners with Mission First and other area churches to offer free medical services to those who qualify through a monthly clinic hosted at the Pinelake Church campus in Gluckstadt.  There are volunteer opportunities for medical professional but also for others who can help in other roles.  Contact Brian Wright for more information

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 x102.

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.

Jackson Leadership Foundation

Jackson Leadership Foundation is a Christ-centered 501c3 dedicated to the spiritual and economic transformation of Jackson’s under-resourced communities through the empowerment of leaders, development of ministries, and networking of volunteers and donors. We are a part of the Leadership Foundation Network, a network of 42 Leadership Foundations throughout the world with over 40 years of experience serving cities.  For more information or to volunteer with one of their ministry partners, visit the website at https://jacksonleadershipfoundation.org or contact Brian Wright 

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 x106 for additional information and to volunteer.

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.

In His Steps Ministries

This is a ministry in Canton that uses innovative and specialized ministries to impact the lives of people for the glory of Jesus Christ. Given this desire, IHS sees its present mission as providing Christ-centered ministries to at-risk children, juvenile offenders, and their families. At the same time,  IHS provides short-term mission opportunities for Christian individuals and churches carried out in close partnership with the local churches.  For ways to connect with In His Steps, visit their website at inhissteps.org or contact Brian Wright 


Each week, the nations come to Ridgecrest as we host an ESL class on Wednesday evenings at 6pm. We have people from all around the world come to our campus to work on improving their English language skills while we share the love of Jesus with them. ESL Weekly opportunities August - May
Contact: Lynn Fuller at [email protected] 

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 x111.

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.

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.

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Reach our World on our upcoming mission trip

We have various mission opportunities throughout the year. Click below to see our current and upcoming trips so that you can use your gifts to Reach Our World.

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