We believe the Holy Spirit draws men and women to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The church’s role is to glorify God and serve those in need. 

                      OUR LEADERSHIP                                                                                          CORE VALUES

Our staff at Memorial Baptist Church holds the responsibility of following God’s call and leading the way for Memorial members. They oversee the vision, preaching, teaching, daily operations and the far-reaching ministries of the church. They have committed to praying, studying Scripture, living God-honoring lives, setting the direction of the church, caring for members and non-members, protecting the church from false doctrine and developing future leaders.


As God's children, we are to be holy, pure, and selfless demonstrating the difference that Christ makes in us by living every day in full submission to God's Will.


Because God has given every believer a special gift or enabling, we are to help each other discover what these gifts are, then use our gift in ministering to other as we reveal Christ's presence in our lives. 


As a church, we see ourselves as being missionary by nature. Missional does not reflect merely what we do, it reflects who we are.


We acknowledge that God owns everything, and all that we have is a gracious gift from Him. We have been entrusted by God to use His gifts wisely in order to meet our needs and to be a blessing to others.


We believe that Holy Scripture is God's Word and is authoritative in all that it teaches for life, ministry, faith, and practice.


We believe that the life of Christ in us makes it possible for us to live life on the highest level. So, we should reflect a commitment to giving and doing our best, in all things, at all times.


Believing that home and church are the two divinely appointed institutions, we do all that we can to promote, protect, participate in, and bless our personal and church family.


Christ has called every one of us to partner with Him in making disciples. This includes witnessing to the lost, taking the Gospel to all nations, teaching and training the believer in becoming more like Christ.


Ridge Adams

Senior Pastor

Pastor Ridge provides leadership as our senior pastor of the Memorial family. He holds degrees from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, and the G.W. Truett Theological Seminary. His great spiritual passion is in investing in people and making disciples. Ridge and his wife, Traci have 5 children, 5 grandchildren, and celebrate over 33 years of marriage.  As time allows, he enjoys all types of fishing, reading, automotive repair, gourmet cooking, and relationship building with his best friend Traci.   

Braden Tanner

College Minister

Braden has been on staff with Memorial since August of '18. He's passionate about investing in the lives of college students and training them to make disciples on their campus. Braden loves spending time with his wife, Caroline, and daughter, Haddy. He also enjoys rock climbing, back-packing, sports and anything outdoors.

Jeff Watts

 Student Minister

Jeff has been on staff with Memorial since April of '16. He's passionate about discipling students and helping them find their true value, purpose, and direction in Christ. He loves spending time with his family, playing guitar, and the occasional round of golf. Feel free to contact him if you have any questions! 

Kacie Jumper

Children's Minister

Kacie has been with Memorial since 2011 in different roles. She has been serving as the Children's Minister since the Fall of 2013. Kacie and her husband, Kory, enjoy working with children of all ages and love to see them grow in their relationship with Christ. Her hobbies include playing music, watching movies, playing board games, reading, and crafting.



Macy Tanner

Praise & Worship Leader


Macy first came to Memorial in August of 2015, and has been leading worship for us since October of 2017. She is passionate about leading people into a place of true worship through song and enjoys seeing a glimpse of heaven as God’s people lift up their voices in praise. Macy also has a heart for discipleship and walking alongside young women as they grow in their walk with the Lord. Macy loves spending time with her husband, Kyle, and son, Grayson. She also enjoys hand-lettering, crafting, photography, and watching baseball.


Laurie Deaver

Ministry Assistant


Laurie has been with Memorial for 17 years serving in various roles within the church. She is currently the Ministry Assistant here at Memorial. She loves spending time with her 2 daughters, Julie and Lauren. Laurie also enjoys cheering her daughters on in Special Olympics as well as reading, and spending time with her family.