Henry Criss – Lead Pastor


Pastor Henry is a graduate of Liberty University, studied evangelism and church planting at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently studying pastoral ministry at Baylor University’s Truett 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



Derek Westfall – Generations Director


Derek graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry Leadership. Since graduation, he has been working with children and youth in a variety of contexts.

Derek is passionate about seeing children and youth come into a life-changing connection with Jesus and his goal is for each child to grow to maturity in the knowledge of God’s Word. He teaches biblical truths that are engaging, applicable, and relevant to the lives of his students. As the Generations Director, Derek is primarily responsible for leading our ministry to children and youth.

Contact Derek at generations@faithridgeland.com