About The Ridge
The Ridge church was founded in 1998 with about 15 families, meeting in the living room of lead pastor, Mike Van Rees. While much has changed over the last two decades, the heart of The Ridge has remained much the same. Our desire is to see people grow closer to God and to develop life-giving, personal relationships with Him and with others. We are passionate about the growth and expression of our faith and provide various opportunities to connect, to grow and serve, and to live out our beliefs.
The Ridge is a part of the Reformed Church of America (www.rca.org) and reflects a theology aligned with the Apostle’s Creed, with a practical faith as mirrored in the heart of the early church. The Ridge is a place where questions are welcomed, opinions are respected but the gospel is centered.
Ankeny is a rapidly growing suburb of Des Moines, IA with a population of more than 71,000 as of 2020. This community is home to excellent schools, new retail areas, and sprawling housing developments. In 2019, according to the US Census Bureau, Ankeny was listed as the tenth fastest growing city in the U.S. and is consistently ranked as both an affordable and desirable place to live. Ankeny is a vast mission field of young families that is ever expanding.