Danny Watterson, Lead Pastor

Danny & Brandi Watterson

Danny & Brandi Watterson



Danny has spent over 20 years serving in full time ministry. His diverse background includes roles in everything from Children's and Student Ministry, to Director of Volunteers and Campus Pastor.  

Starting out as the Student Pastor of Oneighty Houston, an affiliate member of Church on the Move's Student Ministry program out of Tulsa, Danny was able to train and learn under some of the leading student pastors in the country.

He later joined the team at Lakewood Church having served over 7 years as student pastor, and was also a part of the ministry team that traveled for the Night of Hope events around the country. He became an intricate part of the Ministry during Lakewood’s transition to the newly renovated Compaq Center. He was eventually asked to join the team at Woodlands Church (the area in which he and his family called home) where he faithfully served in leadership for many years in a variety of roles.

Since 2014, he has been a part of the Vanderbloemen Consulting firm, traveling the country helping churches and nonprofits of all sizes and denominations with staffing, team development and directional challenges.

Danny is married to his Jr High sweetheart, Brandi, and together they have 3 girls. You will find Brandi often teaching the ladies bible study at The Ridge or engaging in various charitable events throughout the community.

Throughout their time in ministry, at some of the largest and fastest growing churches in the country, the vision for the Ridge became clear….provide a simple ministry where people could be known, have opportunities to serve others in the community and beyond, and teach a Christ centered message full of truth. Danny & Brandi’s passion to drive people to Christ through relationship and service fueled their call to plant The Ridge Community Church, and in the Fall of 2017 that vision became reality.