The Ridge UMC - Northwest


The Ridge is the first United Methodist Church planted in the Columbus District in the past fifty years. It held its launch service on February 21, 2010. More than three hundred people gathered to worship and celebrate. Meeting in the United Cheerleading facility, this church had four monthly preview services starting on October 25, prior to the launch. The service featured a full band and casual, contemporary atmosphere and an outdoor celebration after the service. Rev. Jimmy McIlrath was the first pastor. 


5624B Whitesville Road
Columbus GA 31904

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Conference Office

735 Pierce Avenue - Macon, GA 31204

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209


Administrative Office

520 Professional Drive, Suite 1 - Macon, GA 31201

PO Box 13145 - Macon, GA 31208

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

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