Henry Criss – Lead Pastor

Henry is a graduate of Liberty University and studied Evangelism and Church Planting at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is presently studying Pastoral Ministry at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

He is passionate about sharing God’s love with the unlovely, seeing his community transformed through the power of the Gospel, and equipping and encouraging others to do the same. His preaching style is characterized by his commitment to Christ-centered, biblical teaching that is engaging, contextual, and applicable to everyday life.


Contact Pastor Henry at pastor@faithridgeland.com





Joyce EM Gerald – Worship Arts Director

Joyce has been a member of a church choir since age 9 and has been a member of a contemporary worship team since 1990. She has directed choirs participating in the Great American Gospel Fest on several occasions and placed each time. Joyce also likes to write music but has not done so in some time.

Her passion for music is evident in how she worships and it is her desire that through corporate worship the congregation and people, in general, will become compelled to love and serve each other and Jesus.


Contact Joyce at worship@faithridgeland.com