Robert Keaton III has been actively involved at Ridge Assembly since its beginning in 1998. He earned a BA in business from Warner Southern and a MA in church ministry and leadership from Southeastern University. In 2004, he joined the Pastor’s staff. He was elected Co-Pastor in the beginning of 2015, and Lead Pastor in 2017. He and his wife Jami were married in 2009, and have three children, Rianna, Beau and Jace. Jami is a graduate of Lee University and heads the Diamond Women’s Ministries.
MEET THE STAFF
LEAD-PASTORS - ROBERT and JAMIE KEATON III
FOUNDING-PASTORS - ED & DEBBIE KEATON
Pastors Ed and Debbie have been married for 40 years and involved in ministry for 35. Many of those years have been spent planting new churches and training pastors. Pastor Ed was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 1987 and truly enjoys mentoring young ministers. Pastor Debbie, who has 16 years teaching experience and a M.Ed., currently serves as the principal of Ridge Christian Academy. They came to Davenport with a heart to build a ‘Church for the Nations’ that would minister to people from all walks of life, and they rejoice daily as they see God fulfilling that vision.
WORSHIP PASTOR - ADAM HOLT
Adam Holt has been Leading Worship for 7 years. Studying church music at Southeastern University his passion is to see lives changed through the power of God’s Presence. He and his wife Renee have been married since 2010, and have a daughter named Addison, who is 7 years old.
CHILDREN'S PASTOR - DONNA BAILEY
Donna Jo Bailey has been involved in children's/ youth ministry for more than 40 years. Donna has a bachelor's in education K-8th and has worked with ESE children. Donna enjoys ministering and guiding them in their spiritual walk. Donna has been married for 43 years has 3 sons, a daughter in law and 3 dogs.