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.