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Serve Around the World

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Reaching the unreached and serving the vulnerable

We want to pursue people, in our communities and beyond our borders, with the love of Jesus.

Austin Ridge has identified the following unique global initiatives, where we strategically focus our attention and our resources.

Learn more about our global missions partners and explore other opportunities to be part of our cross-cultural missions work.

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Short-Term Trips

See cross-cultural missions work firsthand

Austin Ridge provides a number of opportunities to participate in short-term mission trips throughout the year.

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Pader Child Development Program

Sponsor a child

Give children the momentum to become healthy, faith-filled, next-generation leaders.

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India Gospel League

Bringing the Gospel to the unreached people of rural India

Join our prayer/advocacy group as we partner with IGL to plant hope in throughout South Asia.

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International Justice Mission

Battling forced-labor slavery and online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC)

Join the IJM Prayer Team as we pray for survivors, caretakers, police/government officials, and IJM staff.

Missions monthly

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive prayer requests and updates about how our partnerships are reaching the unreached and serving the vulnerable in our city and around the world.

Ridge Missions Team

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  • Becky Belew

    Becky Belew

    Becky was born and raised in New Orleans, but moved to Texas in 2005. She married her best friend, Jon, in 2009. She is blessed with her wonderful daughter, Evelyn, and her stepson, Austin. Becky has more than 15 years of executive assistant experience and has attended the Ridge for nearly a decade. She loves scuba diving, going to Christian concerts, and playing games with her friends and family. She is grateful and excited to utilize her gifts to pursue God’s mission for the Ridge community locally and abroad.

  • Christine Stehno

    Christine Stehno

    Christine was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Since college, Christine has spent time working in Parks and Recreation as well as at a Christian Camp in Sequoia National Forest in California. A trip to Nepal really opened her heart to all aspects of missions. She loves being outside in the sunshine as much as possible, reading, pick-up pickleball games, and watching Husker sports – especially football. Go Big Red! She’s excited to be living in the warmth of the south and grateful for this chapter working in ministry and getting to pursue her passion for people.

  • Clark Richardson

    Clark Richardson

    Clark is a Waco native and a Dallas Baptist University graduate. His non-traditional college and career track within the landscape industry and fundraising/development unknowingly prepared him for such a time as this. Over a number of trips to Uganda, God opened his eyes to how he could use his gifts and talents both locally and globally for the Kingdom. That led him to put his “yes” on the table in 2016, and the rest is history. He married up when landing his beautiful wife, Natalie, in 2010, and they have three children, Graham, Isla, and Cora. He is a jack of all trades and master of none. He enjoys being a dad of three, and when there is time, hunting, sports, dabbling with smoking meat, and campfires.

  • Don Ellsworth

    Don Ellsworth

    Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Don's family relocated to San Diego so he could meet his beautiful wife, Becky. They are blessed with and entertained by their four married kids and kids-in-law, and awesome grandchildren. Don graduated from San Diego Christian College and Dallas Seminary. Don loves going on dates with his wife, anything at the beach, USC football, college football and basketball, Hula Hut, reading, and chocolate. As Missions Pastor, Don loves his job of helping the Ridge reach the unreached and serve the vulnerable in our city and around the world.

  • Donald Dumbacher

    Donald Dumbacher

    Don was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He met his wife, Shelli, at The Ohio State University. They have four married children living all around the world, and five grandchildren…so far.