Compassion in Action

Compassion in Action

TEXT: Luke 7:11-17; Psalm 145:1-10
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The Rev. Dr. Alice Ridgill is widely known across the country for her exceptional leadership ability and engaging preaching style. Dr. Ridgill currently serves as the Associate General Presbyter of Charlotte Presbytery, where she provides leadership and resourcing for 93 PCUSA congregations in the greater Charlotte area. Additionally, Dr. Ridgill serves as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve where she holds the rank of Captain. Prior to her current call, she served as the organizing and installed pastor of New Faith Presbyterian Church, begun in 2010. New Faith made history by becoming the first and only African American Presbyterian Church in the entire county of Greenwood, South Carolina.

Devoted to life-long learning, Dr. Ridgill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Presbyterian College, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Erskine Theological Seminary, a Certificate in Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary, and an MBA from Louisiana State University (Shreveport). She is the author of Maximizing the Meantime: Feasting on God in Times of Famine.

Committed to making a positive impact on the world, Dr. Ridgill has wholeheartedly dedicated her life to sharing the good news of God’s grace and love with all people. Her personal motto is: “If I can help somebody as I travel along my way, then my living will not be in vain.”


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