Our Vision


Lenny and Elaine Farmer

Pastor Lenny and Elaine came to Jackson Ridge Baptist Church when Lenny was called as Pastor on August 14, 2016, following 10 years as Pastor to Senior Adults of LifePoint Church, Smyrna, Tennessee. Lenny and his wife Elaine, together have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Lenny is a graduate of Southern, Southwestern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminaries. Their vision is to disciple and equip people of The Ridge to begin "Living Inside Out", as they walk in faith with the Savior.



"Living Inside Out" might sound like a strange concept when reading it for the first time.  However, let us explain what the term really means to the average believer and particularly to members of The Ridge.

In this world of uncertainty and unrest, when people are seeking to know something about Christ, they don't need believers who are silent about their faith or unsure about their principles..

When Christ takes over a life, He does so for the express purpose of showing Himself real through that life.  The Bible clearly tells us in the book of Acts, 1:8, from the mouth of Christ, "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

When believers come to know Christ personally, it is then that they are expected to share their faith throughout the world, so that others can know the joys of embracing Christ.

It is with that thought that we are using the logo theme "Living Inside Out" to indicate a reminder that the salvation Christ gives us is not to be hidden or hoarded, but shared.

We desire to be a living, breathing example of who Christ is to the world around us.  We want to grow in our faith in Christ and if you desire to grow in your knowledge and faith in Him, come join our efforts.  We welcome you and your family to The Ridge no matter your walk in life, your past, your failings, or economic status. We want you to feel the family experience you will find at The Ridge.