Ruth was raised in New Jersey and attended Bloomfield College and Upsala College, majoring in German. She then became a bilingual Executive Administrative Assistant for Siemens AG and Deutsche Bank. After that Ruth was a SAHM raising her two children, daughter, Danielle and son, Kyle, who now live and work in Boston and NYC, respectively. Also during that time, she taught Jazzercise for 18 years and served in the churches she attended. Her husband is Dan, who is now retired. Ruth and Dan moved from New Jersey to a lovely home in Pennsylvania in September 2017.
Ruth has been the Administrative Assistant assisting Pastor Ted and members of our church since May of 2012. Her interests include fitness and health, Bible study, reading, family and making new friends.
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Dallas serves as a worship leader with his wife, Martha. He is the manager and tech-director at the Ridge High School PAC where he works with students in the performing arts. Dallas has a Bachelor of Arts and Science in InterDisciplinary with concentrations in Business and Religion and has been a member of SHBC since 1999, when his father, Pastor Ted, started as Senior Pastor.
Dallas and Martha have a heart for worship and seeing people glorify God as they grow in their relationship with Christ. You will likely see them with their daughter and son as they serve!
Martha serves as a worship leader with her husband, Dallas. She also works on staff at Ridge High School as the Theater Department Director where she teaches theater and directs all the high school productions. Martha received a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Baylor University and received her Master of Fine Arts from Boston Conservatory where she studied Musical Theater. She and Dallas have a daughter, Eloise, who brings them much joy. Martha has been a member of Somerset Hills Baptist Church since 2015. She also serves on the Children’s Ministry Team and has a passion for kids worship.
Martha and Dallas have a heart for worship and seeing people glorify God as they grow in their relationship with Christ.
Pastor Ted was born and raised in East Texas and received a Bachelors in Radio and Television Communications degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1988 with a Masters in Religious Education.
He served in three roles at Providence Baptist Church in McLean, Virginia: as Minister of Education and Youth (1989-1994), Interim Pastor (1991-1993), and then as Sr. Pastor (1993 – 1998). He has served as our Senior Pastor here at SHBC from 1999 to present.
His and his wife Margaret have been married for 35 years. Their daughter is Cassidy. They have a son, Dallas, who is married to Martha, and a beautiful granddaughter named Eloise.
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