Our Pastors


TJ & Missy Tallent

Senior Pastors
Tj and Missy Tallent are The Ridge Church's Senior Pastors. They are passionate for God and for Ministry and serve God along side each other, with their two beautiful girls Gracie, 13, and Emma, 9 - who both love the Lord.

Tj and Missy have always had a heart for ministry. From 2009 -2014 they served at Joyful Sound Church of God in Chattanooga, Tn as youth pastors. They then served as as Associate Pastors, and later as Youth Pastors, at Graysville Church of God from 2016 to 2018 - in Graysville, TN.

In May of 2018, TJ and Missy accepted positions as Senior Pastors at The Ridge Church. Since they have been at The Ridge, TJ and Missy have seen God move in a powerful way as lives have been changed and broken hearts have been mended.

Nathan and Fayth Schiltz

Student Pastors
Nathan and Fayth have ministered for over 10 years in four different States. They have ministered in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee and have served in Worship Ministry, Outreach Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, and Youth Ministry.

Nathan and Fayth collectively have a passion for Youth and Outreach. It is their desire to embrace young people from all walks of life, engage them with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, and empower them, through the Power of the Holy Spirit, to reach their generation, previous generations, and generations to come.

Nathan and Fayth believe that young people are not just the Church of tomorrow. They are the Church of Today!

Chad and Chasity Elsea

Worship Pastors
Chad and Chasity Elsea are from Dayton, Tn and have been married for 17 years. Their son, Isaac, is 15 and enjoys playing drums and piano. Annalise, who is 11, loves to sing and play guitar. The Elsea’s have served in music ministry at different capacities for 14 years and have a deep passion to see worshippers arise. They have also served in marriage and discipleship ministries over the years. Both Chad and Chasity are licensed ministers within the Church of God and desire to be difference makers for the kingdom as they pursue His presence.