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

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.

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.

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.

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 

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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