Ridgeway Baptist Staff
Dr. David Horton, Interim Pastor
Dr David Horton is the current President at Fruitland Baptist Bible College based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Previously, David was the Senior Pastor at Gate City Baptist Church in Greensboro for 16 years and he also served as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for 16 years. He received a BA degree from UNC-Greensboro and a Master of Divinity and Ed.D degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Scott Sprinkle, Associate Pastor and Minister of Music
Scott Sprinkle, the associate pastor and minister of music at Ridgeway Baptist Church, is a native of Asheville, NC. He is the son of Rev. Larry and Sandra Sprinkle who reside in Asheville as well. Growing up in a minister’s home, Scott had an early appreciation for music and worship. As a child, Scott was involved in many of the Buncombe Baptist Association’s children and youth musicals. In elementary and junior high school, he became involved in operas with Mars Hill College, local community theater, and various choral events.
Scott graduated from Clyde A. Erwin High School in 1996. It was there that Scott met his future wife, Ericka. Both of them were active in the Erwin High School choral program. They attended and graduated from Mars Hill College in 2000 and married in 2001. Scott and Ericka gave birth to two daughters, Kennedy and Avery.
In January 2000, Scott came to the church to serve as interim music minister. In June 2000, he became the full-time music minister and associate pastor. Scott is truly appreciative of the opportunity God has given him in these respective positions.
Barbara Surrett, Church Secretary
There are never two days exactly alike in the life of a church secretary. One day the phone never stops ringing. The next day might be so quiet you pray to hear the sound of another human voice. Barbara Surrett is always there to give a word of encouragement, offer a shoulder to cry on, provide information, publish bulletins and newsletters, and provide support services for Pastor Jackie and Scott.
Married to the late Joyce Surrett, Barbara is the mother of three daughters. She has served as church secretary for many years.
Debbie Stroupe, Custodian
Debbie has lived in Candler since 1980 and has twin daughters who live in Charlotte. She became a member of Ridgeway when she moved here and her girls were baptized here. Her husband and his family were members all of their lives. Debbie worked at Candler Elementary School for 29 years and after retirement became the church custodian.
Susan Bumgarner, Pianist
Susan Warren Bumgarner grew up attending Ridgeway Baptist Church. She learned to play the piano at a young age and has served as church pianist for more than 25 years. Susan has been employed by Progress Energy for over 20 years. She has two sons, Nathan and Justin, and one grandson.
Beverly Goodson, Utility Person
Beverly Goodson was baptized in Enka Lake in 1976 and joined Ridgeway Church in 1982. She is married to Edwin Goodson and together had 6 children, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Beverly has served in many capacities at Ridgeway through the years such as a youth teacher, operates the sound system, and is well known as the church historian. She’s served on many committees such as the Constitution and By-Laws, Wedding, Homecoming and is now on the staff as the Utility Person. Part of her job is to lock and unlock the church, so if you you ever need help getting in or out, just call her.
Charles Ford, Youth Pastor