Our Story

We are a church with deep roots. Ridgeway Church (formerly Bethesda Christian Fellowship) was founded in October of 1949 by Pastor Norman Peterson Sr. In 1976, the leadership of the church was handed over to Norman Peterson Jr. In 1990, Pastor Norm was joined by his son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Bryan & Debbie Peterson. They co-pastored along side him for nearly a decade. Pastor Bryan & Debbie have since taken over the leadership of the church, and are the current Pastors of Ridgeway Church. 

After 66 years as Bethesda Christian Fellowship, we are now Ridgeway Church. Ridgeway, by definition, is a path of great antiquity. We are thankful for our deep roots and God's faithfulness to our church throughout the years, and we are excited for where the Lord is taking us! We haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of what God wants to do in our city and we believe that our best days are still ahead. We are on mission to reach our city and beyond with the gospel of Jesus Christ.