Matt Ridge


I was raised in the church, baptized at eight years old but my faith was not really my own until I was about twelve. At twelve years old I began to understand the teachings of Jesus and came to realize that my life should be lived in a way to please Him. At twenty-five years old my faith changed dramatically when Mary Ann and I lost our two year old daughter Jennifer. Christ was very present in our lives and gave us a peace that allowed us to grow closer to each other. My faith has continued to grow deeper each day and guides every decision of my life. My greatest hope is that other people see how Christ works in my life and that I reflect the values that He requires. I have chosen to continue my journey with the people of Broadway Baptist Church because of the mutual desire to  share the Love of Christ with the world.