Our Story

How it all started...

In September 2004, a small team of people from Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, WV began a church plant in Fairmont, WV. At first, they met at the Fairfield Inn Marriot every Sunday, but soon grew larger and began meeting at the Senior Center. In April 2008, eight acres of property was purchased for the permeant site of the church. Site excavation began on November 23, 2011, and our first weekend services at the new building were held on May 26, 2013.

Becoming one church in two locations 

In September 2016, South Ridge Church made a faith filled decision to become a multisite church, starting a second location in Bridgeport, WV. A building was purchased in Bridgeport and has been under renovation. The first public meeting at the Bridgeport location was February 11, 2018.

The faith filled decision to become a multisite church was part of a campaign called Second City. This campaign had multipurpose: establish a church in Bridgeport/Clarksburg area, increase missions giving, and improve the ministries of South Ridge. You can check out more about this campaign by watching the video to the left.