The roots of Ridgewood Bible Church are grounded in the "Sunday School Movement" of the 19th century. "Ridge Road Union Sunday School" was organized around 1854. In 1905 a Chapel was built to accommodate the Sunday School and in 1915 the Church "Ridge Road Union Church" was organized. Today Ridgewood Bible Church carries on the legacy of over 100 years of ministry and commitment to the preaching of the Word of God.
Our Staff Team
Our Pastoral Team is dedicated to our mission of "Helping People Know and Follow Jesus Together"!
Dr. Charles Jennings
Pastor Jennings has been leading Ridgewood Bible Church since 1992.
A native of Miami, Florida, Pastor Jennings has slowly followed the Lord northward in his ministry journey. After trusting Christ the summer before his senior year of high school at a summer camp, Pastor determined to pursue a full-time ministry direction and therefore began attending Florida Bible College, where he received his Bachelor's degree. By then, he had married Debbie, a decision that has led to over 40 wonderful years of marriage and 5 children and 12 grand-children! From Florida, he moved up to Washington, DC, where he earned a Master's of Theology at Capital Bible Seminary. In 2005, Pastor Jennings earned his Doctorate in Ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary. Pastor looks forward to meeting you at RBC!
Pastor Rich has been at Ridgewood Bible Church since 2007 and has served in leading our youth ministries and guest services. He graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a bachelors in Bible/Pastoral Ministry. Then in 2011 completed his masters degree from Lancaster Bible College. Pastor Rich and his wife Michelle have been married since 2007 and have 4 wonderful kids.
Pastor Brian has been serving since 2012 here at RBC. He leads our Young Adult Ministries, Counseling Care, and Tech Ministries. He is also in the final stages of completing his Masters in Biblical Counseling.
Charlin is from Honduras, where he was born in a Christian home and has 6 brothers. Charlin graduated from "Rio Grande Bible Seminary" in 2015. Charlin has been a part of our team as a Spanish Minister with the long range goal of returning to his home in Honduras and continue Pastoral Ministry there.
Deb Buhr has been serving as our Administrative Assistant since 1994. She graduated from Washington Bible College, where she met her husband Tim Buhr. Married now for 37 years they have one son and two grand-children.