Founded in 1955, Ridgecrest called four pastors and one interim pastor during its first 18 years. Then in 1973, Pat Campbell was called as pastor and led the church for the next 40 years. In 2013, Dr. Pat Campbell retired. Our new Pastor, Neal VanNatta began his ministry with us on March 12, 2017 and opened a new chapter in the history of RBC's fellowship and ministry to our community and world.
Ridgecrest has met in three locations: a member’s home (1955), a location near highway 94 and I-70 (1955-2008), and our current location (2008-present). RBC has a heart for missions. We have had the privilege of helping start three sister churches in St. Charles County: Orchard Farm Baptist (1968), Cave Springs Baptist (1973) and Bethesda Baptist (1986). Since 2006, we have implemented an Acts 1:8 approach to missions. We have partnered with several social service groups in our community, provided family mission service opportunities to places throughout the United States, and have established international partnerships with the goal of bringing the Gospel to West Africa, Ukraine and the South Caribbean.