Staff

Meet Our Staff

We are blessed to have an incredible group of people serving with us. Click on the pictures below to get to know our incredibly hard working staff.

Jonathan Howard

Jonathan Howard

Associate Pastor

Jonathan Howard was born on the West Coast but grew up on the East Coast as an Army brat, but as the son of a Baptist preacher, he’s been part of the church throughout his whole life. He’s served as everything from volunteer greeter to teenage pastor for a day to small group leader to virtual campus pastor to youth pastor to associate pastor. Along the way, he earned a Master’s of Project Management from Western Carolina University and a Master’s of Divinity from Liberty University. He also completed a church-planting internship, an 8-year chaplaincy at a classical Christian school, and eight years teaching Bible, Latin, and Logic to middle and high schoolers. Most recently, before coming to the Richmond area, he served as Youth Minister at Crozet Baptist after his ordination by the Sandy Creek Baptist Association in central North Carolina. In early 2023, Ridge Baptist Church in Henrico called Jonathan to full-time ministry as their associate pastor. Jonathan is passionate about God’s call on his life to challenge the universal church to repentance and reform so we can reach new generations of not-yet-believers.

Jonathan can be reached by e-mail at ridgechurch.jonathan@gmail.com or by calling the church office at (804) 288-5805, ext. 3.

Robert Coffman

Robert Coffman

Music Director

Robert Coffman works with the Worship leadership team in planning meaningful worship experiences. He leads our choir ministry and our congregational singing. Bob is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master’s degree in Education. He brings over 20 years experience as a choral director to his ministry with us. Robert recently retired as a Music Teacher in Henrico County Public Schools.