Southern Baptist Convention

First Ridgeland is on a mission creating authentic communities for people to become like Jesus. We do this because we believe Jesus is the answer to everything - for everybody. The three values that govern our attitude and actions are: everyone belongs, Jesus changes everything, and we gain by losing. We believe that no matter where you are in life, there’s a place for you.

Year Founded: 1947

Mailing Address:
302 West Jackson Street
Ridgeland,  MS  39157-2219

Church Staff:

Senior Pastor: Dr. Mark Byrd, (601) 856-6139

Content last updated: 2/11/2019 4:23:00 PM

Worship Times

  • 10:30 am - LIFEGroups
  • 10:30 am - Worship
  • 9:00 am - LIFEGroups
  • 9:00 am - Worship
  • 4:45 pm - KIDZ Worship Team (K-5th grade)
  • 5:30 pm - Family Dinner
  • 5:30 pm - AWANA Dinner
  • 5:45 pm - AWANA (3yrs-5th grade)
  • 6:00 pm - Refresh
  • 6:00 pm - The HUB (6th-12th grade)
  • 6:00 pm - Worship Choir

Church Ministries

50+: Adults 50yrs and older

At First Ridgeland we want to see mature adults in get connected with others and plugged into community. The 50+ Ministry is focused on authenticity and lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more info on any of the ministries above:

Adults: 20’s - 40’s

We have tons of opportunities for you to get connected in our Adult Ministry! You can find something from when you are out of college and facing the real world challenges, to parenthood, to when you become empty nesters, to when you become grandma and grandpa. Let’s do real. life. together.

College: College students

The College Ministry at FIRST Ridgeland exists to help college students and college-aged young adults become devoted, passionate followers of Christ. FIRST Ridgeland is a place where we believe that EVERYONE belongs, JESUS changes EVERYTHING, and we GAIN by LOSING. The College Ministry is the place we get to see these values lived out practically in each others' lives. We worship together, and we serve together. We celebrate together, and we struggle together. We have fun together, and we grow together and so much more.

KIDZ: Nursery-5th Grade

Everything we do at First Ridgeland KIDZ is to help your child along the path of becoming a fully devoted disciple of Jesus. We can't do this alone! We take the call to partner with you in making disciples seriously, and we want to come alongside you in every phase of life as your child discovers that Jesus changes everything. It's going to be an exciting journey!

Next Gen: Singles / 20’s

Next Gen (short for Next Generation) is a ministry that is devoted to creating a Christian community for believers in their 20's and early 30's to become like Jesus and one day lead His Church.

Students: 6th-12th grade

We seek to partner with families of middle school and high school students through their child's first years of adolescence into adulthood. We want to see students embrace the life that Jesus died for them to live. We want to help equip parents to lead with success. And we look forward to experiencing the glory and victory of our LORD together, as we see students and families throughout our community transformed by the power of Christ.

Driving Directions

While traveling on I-55, take the Old Agency/Ridgeland Exit 105B. This exit is located between the Madison exit and the Natchez Trace Parkway exit. Head east on Old Agency Road/West Jackson Street for three blocks and the church is located on the north side of the street. If you are coming from Jackson on Highway 51 north, turn left at the light onto West Jackson Street just past the Natchez Trace Parkway overpass. If you are traveling south on Highway 51, turn right onto West Jackson Street just pass W. Ridgeland Avenue.

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