C. Ridgeway, Sr.
Pastor Ridgeway was educated at Lee University, Ashland Seminary and Church of
God Theological Seminary. While a young student at Lee University, he met and
married his wife, the former Elizabeth Faye Brewer of Memphis, Tennessee. The
Ridgeways have two children, Nathan, Jr. and Elizabeth, both of whom are
married and serving in full-time ministry. The Ridgeways are grandparents to
four wonderful grandchildren.
The Pastor’s three-fold vision for the church …
Worshiping / Reaching /
Empowering … consists of a discipling/mentoring process that equips people to
live out the Christian life effectively on a daily basis.
Pastor Nate is an accomplished musician and an anointed worship leader. His
on-going education includes Lee University, where he studied both music and
theology; he is presently a student at Church Theological Seminary. Nate also
studied in Germany at the European Bible Seminary. He is very ready and
capable, often preaching the Word of God from our pulpit. Pastor Nate married
his college sweetheart, Robin Bowden, whom he met at Lee University. Nate and
Robin have been married for seven years and are the parents of two beautiful
children, Nathan, III and Abigail.
Robin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in
Classroom Education from Lee University and initially taught on the elementary
school level. She is the founder and Principal of Faith Life Christian Academy
from its inception in 1999. Robin provides direction for the operation of our
PreSchool and church education ministries. She also assists her husband, Pastor
Nate, in our church music ministry