xclose menu

About Us

In The Beginning

The Ridge began during the summer of 2009 when the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church appointed Rev. Jimmy McIlrath and his family to start a new church in the Columbus area. The church began meeting in his home with a God-given vision to reach people who weren't already going to church. So far, the group continues to grow and is very excited about worshipping in Brookstone's beautiful auditorium! 

Everything we do at The Ridge is designed to connect people with Jesus Christ. We desire to reach people where they are and help them realize that God loves them and has a purpose for their lives.

Vision Statement

"Tired of the view? Experience The Ridge!"

We want people to "experience" two things: 1. The love of Jesus Christ and 2. a different kind of church.  We also believe that a great covenant to the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) will grow a great church!

Our Values

* Saved people serve people.

* Worship is a lifestyle.

* Growing people change.

* Found people find people.

* You can't do life alone.