WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

Our story

Ridge Church began in the spring of 2009 when 13 people from around the east Tennessee area began to pray and ask the Lord where He was working and how they could join in. Through the process of prayer and many conversations, Ridge Church was planted in Oak Ridge Tennessee, officially launching in April of 2009 in a hotel ballroom. Since those early days, God has grown the Ridge exponentially, helping others follow Jesus in Anderson County and beyond through gospel-centered teaching, church planting, worship and a heart to impact communities. In 2019, Ridge Church adopted City Lights Church in Clinton Tennessee to become Ridge Church Clinton. Now with two churches, Ridge Church is seeking to multiply disciples all throughout the east Tennessee region. 

our mission

Ridge Church exists to help people follow Jesus by helping them become fully engaged disciples of Jesus. 


The Ridge is a church where "it's ok to not be ok."  Instead of being a place you have to hide behind a mask, we are a place where you can be you and bring your questions, doubts and issues. 


We believe that no one is exempt from the love Christ. His grace, mercy and love are for us all, the saint and sinner alike. Come and see for yourself. 

sunday services

Sunday gatherings at the Ridge are casual, relaxed and modern. The music is exciting, and engaging. When we say come as you are, we really mean, to come just as you are. 

We want you to feel like you've come home. 


We have two churches, in Oak Ridge and Clinton. 

for the kids

At Ridge Church we give you the option of worshiping together with your family or your kids (infants through 5th grade) can attend Ridge Kids. 


Ridge Kids is a safe, fun, relevant experience for your children where they will leave with a smile on their face and knowing more about Jesus. This isn't baby sitting. We really believe your kids will love Ridge Kids.

message & music

The teaching at the Ridge is authentic, applicable and bible centered and is given each week by one of our pastors. The music is engaging, energetic and relevant. Whether you have grown up going to church your whole life or seldom attended a church, you’ll be able to get something from the worship service at Ridge Church.