Pastors and Ministry Directors
Roger Raymer | Senior Pastor
The Senior Pastor of Lake Ridge Bible Church is Dr. Roger M. Raymer. Born July 2, 1947 in Houston, Texas, his family soon moved to southern California and it was there that he received his formal education through the Riverside City School System. Upon completion of required studies at Ramona High School in June of 1965, he attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and completed his freshman year. After completing his sophomore year at Riverside City College, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles. From there, he received the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in American History in May of 1969. Dr. Raymer was awarded a Prospective Teachers Fellowship at California State College at Los Angeles. He completed the requirements for a California State Teachers Certificate at the University of California at Riverside.
Dr. Raymer taught public school in the Alvord School District for three years. He then joined Wycliffe Bible Translators as a Short-Term Assistant. He served as a missionary schoolteacher for two years at the Alliance Academy in Quito, Ecuador from 1973 until 1975. Dr. Raymer attended Dallas Theological Seminary from 1975 until 1979 and received a Master of Theology degree. He served a total of nine years as a member of the Dallas Theological Seminary faculty. He has pastored churches in Christchurch, New Zealand, Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas. In May of 2003, Dr. Raymer completed all of the requirements of the Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Roger and his wife, Judy have three grown children: Stephen (married to Lindsey), Kathryn (married to Joe), and Mark. They have also been blessed with three granddaughters: Anna Claire, Ella Rose, and Sophie Grace.
Van Minter | Associate Pastor
Van Minter is the Associate Pastor at Lake Ridge. He came to Lake Ridge in 2003 and is now in charge of the young adult and family ministries here. He 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 leads the IGNITE class for young adults on Sunday mornings and heads up the App Store classes on Wednesday nights for adults. He also plans events and seminars geared toward building up families and also shares in preaching responsibilities with our Senior Pastor, Dr. Raymer.
Van’s Ministry Statement: “It is my conviction that God expects believers to use the gifts that he has given them to build up and equip the body of Christ. In light of that, it’s my desire to serve Christ and his church through the enabling power of the Spirit so that God may be glorified in all things. I count it a privilege to be able to serve in this capacity.”
Pastor Minter has a wife, Leslie, and three daughters: Holli, Halee, and Hattie whom he loves very much.
Ben Lowery | Youth Pastor
Pastor Ben Lowery was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and has spent most of his life in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. When he was eight years old, he believed the gospel and was baptized. These many years later, he is a devoted husband to Abby and father to Abram. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies/Humanities from The Criswell College as well as a Th.M. in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Currently, Pastor Ben is working to complete a Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Ministries. He has served on the LRBC ministry staff since the spring of 2007. Before serving as the youth pastor at Lake Ridge, Ben served as the Jr. High director for five years. He loves the Church at Lake Ridge, and has a heart to serve its families. Above all, Ben desires to equip the students for maturity in the faith. Ben’s driving hope as Youth Pastor of Lake Ridge Bible Church is to develop mature disciples, who love the Lord their God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength and love their neighbor as themselves.
Jonathan Shotts | Worship Director
Jonathan Shotts is the Worship Director at Lake Ridge. He has been serving in this capacity since 2013, before that as Jr. High Director since 2011, and before that he grew up at Lake Ridge, attending since the first grade! Jonathan put his faith in Jesus at a young age and has been following Him ever since. After high school, he spent a year studying percussion at University of North Texas. He then moved back to Dallas where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Criswell College. Along with work at Lake Ridge, Jonathan is pursuing a Masters of Theology 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.
Eric Puente | Hispanic Outreach Director
Brandon Rodriguez | College Director
Kyle Wisdom | Jr. High Director
Ashley Todd | Office Manager
Nancy Allen | Business Manager
Pam Fletcher | Events Coordinator
Brian and Denise Gerberich | Custodians
Larry Stokes | Home Team Coordinator
Mark Eggert | Men’s Ministry
Judy Raymer | Women’s Ministry
John Billimek | AWANA Commander
Dan McEvilly | Stephen Ministry Leader
Carol Morgan | Nursery
Barbara Lindsey | Email Prayer Ministry