LEADERS


  • lead pastor – mark ford

    Pastor Mark started Go Church from scratch but he wouldn't have got very far without his wife Kristy or the rest of the team that formed around them. Our pastor is focused on Christ and His Church, but he is also well rounded and can be a blast to be around (as long as he has had plenty of coffee). Mark loves to hike and camp and drive his 4x4 into places where most vehicles can't go. If you talk to our pastor very long, you'll likely hear multiple quotes from the Lord Of The Rings or Star Wars and might be surprised by sudden hilarity (note previous qualification re: coffee). Mark loves to do just about anything outdoors as long as there can be coffee... and Mexican food... and no more than two days without a hot shower. All joking aside, Pastor Mark lives to passionately serve Jesus in the community and in the people of Go Church.

  • FAMILY LIFE PASTOR – TULLY FERGUSON

    Tully was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta which is home of blues music and soul food, both of which he loves.Tully’s dad named him after a professional wrestler so all throughout junior high, Tully was obsessed with professional wrestling and planned on being one “when he grew up.” He would soon find out that God had other plans and felt lead to enter into the ministry. In the summer of 2019, Tully and his family moved to Ridgefield from Kansas City where he was pursing his master’s degree. When he is not working, you can find Tully spending time with his wife and three kids watching movies, hiking the beautiful trails in the PNW, and drinking coffee.

  • Worship Leader – Conner Ford


    Leading worship is Conner’s passion. He longs to see the church fall more deeply in love with Jesus and to have opportunities to express that love through music. Conner also works at Chick-fil-A, is pursuing the final semester of his degree in Biblical Studies, and strives to be the father and husband that Jesus intends for him to be. Conner and wife Caroline have a two-year-old son who may be the cutest thing they have ever witnessed (they are not biased at all). Conner loves gaming, and frankly is a bit of a nerd. It is not uncommon to hear him quoting Tolkien’s masterpiece: The Lord of the Rings. It is Conner’s passion to invite the church along with him to experience the presence of God through the singing of Gospel truth. It is his firm belief that worshipping in Spirit and in Truth is a necessary ingredient for revival in our churches, in our homes, and in our world.

  • YOUTH MINISTRY LEADER – JAMES HEBERLING

    James was raised in a Christian home, but soon ventured off to do what he wanted with his life. In college, Jesus got a hold of him with a clear wake up call which led him down a path of growth until he was ready to lead student ministry. James is excited to be a part of what God is doing in Ridgefield by using his experience as a High School teacher to lead the students of Go Church to walk with Jesus. He has three wonderful daughters and spends every waking moment he can with them and his wonderful wife Jess.

  • Women’s Ministry – Kristy Ford


    Kristy Ford was born in Kansas City and grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri. In high school, her long search for a trustworthy friend ended one night during a revival when she realized Jesus was not only the friend she had been looking for, but her Savior and Lord as well. She is a Christ-follower, pastor's wife, and church planter. God has blessed her with 2 wonderful, red-headed children who both serve in ministry, as well one daughter-in-love and one very adorable grandson! Kristy has a heart for women to find strength, encouragement, and comfort as they apply God's Word. She enjoys walking, singing, and dark chocolate.

  • CHRIS PAOLINI – MENS MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Chris loves to disciple men to follow Jesus, and has led Go Men since the beginning. For his day job, Chris runs a nearby local airport and for a hobby, well, he leads our men’s ministry. Chris is very dedicated to the goal of leading our men to walk more closely with Jesus. 

  • RANDY ADAMS – ELDER

    Randy is the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention and happens to live in Ridgefield. When Pastor Mark decided to plant a church near his home, Randy and wife Paula jumped on board. While Randy is often out of town preaching in other churches on Sundays, he is committed to helping support Go Church, leveraging his extensive experience to provide important input and leadership behind the scenes.


  • KATIE WELLS – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT