Where are you from? Born and raised in Durham, NC
Family: Married to Pam (3rd grade teacher at Hillandale Elementary). Between them, they have four children: Ben (wife Tera, sons Eli and Haddon, daughter Addie-Claire) and Rae, and, Jay and Jordan.
Favorite scripture? Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”
Favorite Quote? “It’s not about me .. or you… it’s all about Jesus!”
Favorite Books? Knowing God by J.I.Packer, Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom Rainer
How long have you served at RBC? On ministry staff at Ridgecrest since 2007 - Lead Pastor since 2011.
Education: Northern High School, College at UNC-CH. Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest (Master of Divinity). Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta (Doctor of Ministry).
Favorite Restaurants: Bullock’s BBQ, Outback Steakhouse,
What do you do for fun? Anything with family and friends, beach, honey-do projects at home, sports, travel
Where are you from? Born in Hickory, NC but raised in Chattanooga TN.
Family: Wife- Jean Huffman Three grown children- My daughter Melanie, my daughter Audra, and my son Casey.
How long have you served at RBC? Since 1988.
Education: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Il. Diploma in Church Music, 1980
Favorite Restaurants: Texas Roadhouse
What do you do for fun? Movies, fix and repair things, old cars
Where are you from? Aiken, SC
Family: Wife- Linda (counselor at Carrington Middle School) Three Children- My daughter Christy (married to Chad Ferrell), with grandsons Grayson and Bowen and Miller; my son Scott (married to Mary), with grandson Keller and granddaughter Audrey; and my son Tucker (married to Danielle) with granddaughter Asher.
How long have you served at RBC? Since 1993
Education: BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, MA in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Favorite Quote: "You may not be able to change the world but you can change the world for one person."
Favorite Books: Desiring God by John Piper, The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg, Deadline by Randy Alcorn
Favorite Restaurants: Chick-fil-A, Carabbas, Outback, Only Burger
What do you do for fun? DiscGolf, blogging (shayreyner.com), sleeping, traveling, doing whatever Father Francis says.
Where are you from? Durham, NC
How long have you been at Ridgecrest: My family started attending Ridgecrest when I was 3 years old. Now, after 6 years of serving God in various locations, I returned to Ridgecrest in August of 2011 as Director of Children’s Ministry and became fulltime Children's Pastor January 2013 .
Education: North Carolina State University, BA in Religious Studies, 2009; Southeastern Seminary, MA in Christian Education, 2012.
Favorite Bible Verse: Acts 1:8, But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Hobbies: playing sports and coaching, collecting baseball cards, reading
Favorite Books: Simple Church (Thom Rainer), The Journey (Billy Graham), The Pleasures of God (John Piper)
Favorite Music Groups: Hillsong, Third Day, Casting Crowns
Sports Teams You Follow: Duke, NCSU, Atlanta Braves, and Carolina Hurricanes
Where are you from? Charlotte, NC
How long have you been at Ridgecrest: Since June 2017
Education: BA in Christian Studies from North Greenville University
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 9:8 - "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work."
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading, hanging out on the lake, snowboarding, playing cornhole
Favorite Books: Dangerous Calling (Paul David Tripp), anything by John Piper
Favorite Music Groups: Vertical Church Band, Passion
Sports Teams You Follow: Tarheels, Panthers, Hornets
Favorite Restaurants: Chick-fil-a, El Rodeo, Koumi, Krispy Kreme
Favorite Quote: "God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. Sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to You." (David Livingstone)
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