Pastor and Staff

The Ridge Church of Carbondale, IL is an SBC congregation prayerfully seeking the lead pastor God has prepared to shepherd our congregation.  Our pastor has recently retired after 25 years of faithful ministry. 

 LOCATION:  The Ridge Church facilities, which are less than 10 years old, are located on 20+ acres midway between Carbondale and Murphysboro near many venues for outdoor activities.  Nearby Southern Illinois University offers opportunities for student and international ministry.

 REQUIREMENTS:  The successful candidate will have a heart for people and a love for God.  He will exhibit skills in preaching, teaching, prayer, Bible study, and pastoral care; and is a team player who works with staff and volunteer leaders.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:  The pastor will work with the established leadership structure to lead the church in carrying out its mission to “lead non-believers into becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.”

 QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate will be a committed Christian who brings enthusiasm, integrity, and discernment to his ministry; upholds the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God; and affirms the doctrinal statements of the Baptist Faith & Message.

 BENEFITS:  Benefits include an appropriate compensation package with flexible allocation between salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, annuity/savings; as well as paid vacation.  Convention expenses and other items may be negotiated. 

 APPLICATION:  Submit cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three personal and/or professional references to:  

 A hardcopy may also be submitted to:    Pastor Search Committee

The Ridge Church

7350 Old Hwy 13

Carbondale, IL 62901

 We will be receiving resumes through June 1, 2024.

Debbie Murrie
Worship Leader / Administrative Secretary

Mallorie Little – Custodian
Karen Dover – Pre-School 1
Lois Anderson – Pre-School 1
Linda Holt – Pre-School 2
Linda Garlinghouse –
Children 1 (grades 1-2)
Mariah Hertter –
Children 2 (grades 4-6)
Allie Hottenson –
Youth (grades 7-12