Pastors and Staff

  • Van Minter

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Van Minter is the Lead Pastor at Lake Ridge Bible Church. He came to Lake Ridge in 2003 and has served in student ministry, young adult and family ministries, and as Associate Pastor. Van served in student ministry for 22 years and then the Lord transitioned him to be used in a different capacity for our church family. Van attended Howard Payne University and received his degree in Theology and then went on to receive his Master's degree at Southwestern Theological Seminary. Van and his wife Leslie have three daughters: Holli, Halee, and Hattie. vminter@lakeridge.org

  • Ben Lowery

    Associate Pastor, Family Ministry

    Pastor Ben Lowery has been a member of Lake Ridge Bible Church since 2003. After spending a decade in Student Ministry here, Ben transitioned to his current role as our Associate Pastor of Family Ministry. Raised in a godly home, he believed the gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized when he was eight years old. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies/Humanities from Criswell College, a Th.M. in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and is currently working to complete a Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Ministries from DTS. He is a devoted husband to the love of his life, Abby, and father to his beloved son, Abram. Pastor Ben's purpose in ministry is to serve and equip the members at LRBC as they devote themselves, their marriages, their families, and their homes to Christ and His Kingdom. blowery@lakeridge.org

  • Dr. Roger Raymer

    Associate Pastor, Senior Adults and Missions

    Dr. Roger M. Raymer served for 18 years as Senior Pastor of Lake Ridge Bible Church, transitioning in mid-2017 to an Associate Pastor role. He is also an adjunct professor in the Pastoral Ministries Department at Dallas Theological Seminary and serves in Pastoral Care ministry with Camino Global. Roger earned a BA from UCLA in American History, a Th.M. in Bible Exposition from DTS, and a Doctorate in Expository Preaching from Gordon-Conwell. He and his wife Judy have three grown children: Stephen (married to Lindsey), Kathryn (married to Joe), and Mark (married to Michael Ann). They have been blessed with five granchildren: Anna Claire, Ella Rose, Sophie, Jachin, and Chaplin. rraymer@lakeridge.org

  • Jonathan Shotts

    Worship and young adults Director

    Jonathan Shotts is the Worship Director and Young Adult Ministry Director at Lake Ridge. Since 2011, he has served in various capacities of worship and youth ministry. Jonathan grew up at Lake Ridge, attending since the first grade! He put his faith in Jesus at a young age and has been following Him ever since. Jonathan earned a BA in Biblical Studies from Criswell College, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Theology in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is passionate about the Scriptures, discipleship, God’s creation, good stories, and spending his days with his beautiful wife Lauren. jshotts@lakeridge.org

  • Kyle Wisdom

    YOUTH Director

    Kyle Wisdom has grown up at Lake Ridge Bible Church. He joined leadership as a youth intern in 2012, became the Junior High Director in 2015, and took on the role of Youth Director in June of 2017. He is a graduate of Criswell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing a Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Kyle loves inspiring students with the truth of Scripture, cultivating a community of faith, and seeing lives transformed with love for Jesus and others. In addition to church ministry, he loves camping, film-making, and looking for adventure. kwisdom@lakeridge.org

  • Brandon Rodriguez

    Junior High Director

    Brandon Rodriguez is the Jr. High Director at Lake Ridge. He has served here since 2015, initially serving as the College Director. Brandon's claim to fame is his wife Robin (married in 2015) and their son, Elisha (born in 2016). (Robin grew up at Lake Ridge.) He will graduate from Criswell College in May 2018 with Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. The gospel of Jesus Christ began transforming his life in 2011 and continues to today. On any given day you may spot Brandon jogging around town with a stroller, bicycling, playing basketball, cooking, or roasting coffee. brodriguez@lakeridge.org

  • Stephanie Billimek

    Children's Ministry Director / Lake Ridge Academy

    Stephanie Billimek has attended Lake Ridge for 17 years with her husband John and their son Andy. She has served as the Children’s Director at LRBC for 7 years and has directed our weekday Preschool and Kindergarten, Lake Ridge Academy, for 15 years. Stephanie is the director of our VBS program, and she serves with her family in our AWANA program. Stephanie grew up in Dallas and then received her degree from Texas A&M University. She enjoys serving with her family at Lake Ridge in all areas of Children’s Ministry and counts it a huge blessing to be a part of such a ministry-minded church family. sbillimek@lakeridge.org

Administrative Staff


  • Ashley Todd

    Office Manager

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  • Nancy Allen

    Business Manager

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  • Alyssa Campbell

    Nursery

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