"Who We Are"
Pine Ridge was started in May 1965 as a Mission of
Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Pope as the Pastor. They
first met in a block building located on old Hwy. 35. Later, the church
purchased one acre of land from Carl Pendergrass, who also donated one acre of
land to the church. The present church auditorium was built and the
first service was held August 11th 1968, under the
direction of Rev. Erby Shankles.
Through the thoughts and prayers of a few dedicated
families, the church is now enjoying countless blessings, growth and prosperity.
Since May 1991 the congregation has been under the direction of Rev. Jerry
Dudley and has experienced tremendous growth. Along with the past blessings, the
Lord has allowed for renovation to the auditorium, new office spaces, fellowship
hall and a Christian Life Center,
as well as, the beginning of many new programs.