a progressive congregation in southwest Louisville

Welcome! We're really glad you're here.

Worship with us Sundays, 11am.

Ridgewood Baptist Church is a growing, theologically progressive community in Southwest Louisville, Kentucky. We have congregants and staff who drive from around the corner, the Highlands, St. Matthews, Butchertown, Iroquois, the East End and more. (A good church is always worth the drive!)

We pride ourselves on being a place of healing. To hear more about that, listen to Cheryl's story here.

Founded in 1962, we currently most closely align with CBF (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) but function autonomously.  What does being baptist mean? Listen to this.

We have a well-blended worship service that emphasizes the Love of God through inclusive language and words of hope and challenge, not fear or militaristic imagery. We sing modern music and hymns together in one service, recognizing we all have diverse backgrounds.

We share Communion every week together - it reminds us that all are welcome, always.

We are justice-focused and involved with area missions partners, advocacy programs, and donation efforts.

We are proud to offer a 6am-6pm, Monday-Friday Child Development Center ministry to the community, offering meals and 3C's options for ages 6 weeks through age 12 (before/after school). 


stories of jesus

In January 2024, we're looking at some familiar stories of Jesus in worship. These stories tell us about Jesus, but they also tell us about ourselves. Join us on Sunday mornings in January and February, in the Season of Epiphany (January 7 - February 13).

pastor's welcome

justice & missions

Ridgewood is proud to be a place where all are welcome: no matter what you look like, no matter who you love. We celebrate all God's children. We are an open & affirming community. We're not perfect, but we're committed to learning and caring for all God's children. Read more here.

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