Chris and Angie Brown, along with 13 adults, founded Ridge Church (a non-denominational church) in the Charlotte Metro Area. In 2008, after about two years of core gatherings, Ridge Church officially launched to the public with a dream of introducing lost sons and daughters to Jesus, partnering with families & the next generation, and serving the marginalized within our community and world. Chris and Angie have been married for over 26 years and have 4 children. Chris, (originally from Athens, GA) and Angie, (originally from Charlotte, NC) met as Freshmen as Liberty University, and have served together in ministry since that time. Chris also holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Columbia Biblical Seminary, and serves as the primary teaching pastor for Ridge Church. Chris and Angie are also founders of an innovative approach to church & community integration called “The Nexus Project”, and co-founders of FOR Kids Preschool. “We are passionate to see God’s Kingdom grow in the city of Charlotte that we love so dearly. By God’s grace, we hope to lead a church that, one day can be handed off to the next generation in even better shape, with more influence. We would love for you to be a part of the journey!” -Chris

Jim Funari

Executive Pastor of Operations & Next Gen Ministry

Chris Collins

Director of Connections

Kelsey Brossman

Director of Worship & Communications

Christel Harvey

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Angie Brown

Environment and Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Chris Lee

Production & Creative Arts Coordinator