Highland is in an extended partnership with Ridgewood Baptist Church in southwest Jefferson County in order to enhance and support their progressive voice of faith to this part of our city.
History of the Partnership
Ridgewood Baptist Church began in the 1960’s and has always been a moderate, progressive Baptist congregation. They are affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. Following the resignation of their pastor in 2007, Ridgewood struggled with declining attendance, limited resources, and an unclear direction for the future. Conversations with Highland began in early 2008 and resulted in a plan to partner together to strengthen Ridgewood.
Current Nature of the Partnership
Ridgewood has enjoyed steady growth since the Highland-Ridgewood partnership began. Under excellent leadership of Rev. Molly Shoulta (Pastor) and Fred Bogert (Minister of Music), the congregation is stepping boldly into their role as southwest Louisville’s progressive voice of faith. In 2012, Ridgewood celebrated 50 years of faithful ministry in Southwest Louisville and looks foward to 50 more.