Details: born in Fremont Michigan on 09/02/1954 .I Lived in different cities in Michigan until the summer of 7th grade when we moved to New Haven IN. I have lived in the area all but 6 years while I worked in Rockwall Texas.I Accepted Christ as my savior when I was 8 and rededicated my life to Christ at the age of 22. I have been Married for 39 years to my lovely wife Sharry and have four grown children.
I have always had a passion for helping people grow in Christ by whatever method God gives as an opportunity. I believe the Church is the main organization that God established to meet the needs of believers and reach out to those who are still searching for something real to grab hold of.
This is the second time that I have served on the council and I pray every day that I will honor God with the task He has set before us.
Andy and his wife Angela have been active members of The Ridge since 2008.
He is a Network Administrator at Benicomp Insurance group and has been working the IT industry for over 20 years. He attended Simpson University in Redding California and Indiana University – Purdue University in Fort Wayne. Andy and Angie have been married for 18 years and have one adopted son named Logan. Andy and Angie host a Bible study at their home. He is also a part of the sound crew. His responsibilities as an Elder includes IT, Security, Benevolence and the Skate Park Ministry. Andy loves to spend time with his family especially in the great outdoors as they go camping frequently.
His desire for the church is to empower fellow believers to be doers or the word outside the confines of a church building. “If our pinnacle expression of faith is to sit in a chair for two hours on a Sunday, than how are we going to love others?”.
Passage James 7:14 – 18
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Steve and Christine began attending The Ridge when it was meeting at the elementary school. Steve is a retired investigator with the State of Indiana. He is a graduate of Criss College and attended Azuza Pacific College toward a Masters of Theology.
He began working in children’s ministry and with teens in 1965. Then, after serving two years in the army, he married Christine. As part of the “Jesus People” movement Steve was ordained (Feb. 15, 1979) and worked full time as a youth pastor and founder of a large Christian school in California. He has served as a police chaplain, taught ethics at the police academy, and helped several churches with their building programs as an administrative pastor.
Steve and Christine have been married for over 46 years and have nine grown children. They love to travel, camp and take motorcycle rides. They are actively involved with the Christian Motorcyclist Association discipling bikers.
Steve volunteers with the church administration and, as an elder, works with the various Hospitality ministries. He is passionate about sharing his faith in Christ through serving others.
Matthew 25:35-36, 40 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me… And the king will answer them, truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”