At Sugar Ridge, we believe that diversity within a unified framework is God's will for the church. Our church is made up of many different kinds of people, with different backgrounds and life experiences. We have no set music preferences; on a given Sunday one might expect to hear worship music in a cappella, bluegrass, southern gospel, contemporary, or even just a piano accompaniment. We believe that God gifts people to glorify Him, and we allow people to use their gifts as God leads them.

While we believe that diversity is vital to community, we also believe that unity is fundamental within the Christian faith. We are unwavering in our commitment to the total authority of Scripture, the exclusivity of grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and uncompromising obedience to the Sovereignty of God Almighty.

For a complete Doctrinal Statement, click the link below


The Sugar Ridge Baptist Church was originally founded as the First Baptist Church of North Ridgeville in 1957. Over nearly a half of a century our church our church has experienced many changes. In the 1960's a new sanctuary was added to the original building. In the early 1990's a spacious meeting hall was built to allow our church to have more fellowship together. And finally in the mid 1990's an out door pavilion was built for us to enjoy the beauty of Gods creation. In 2002 our church became members with the Northcoast Baptist Association.

Coming Up

Worship Experience

June - Community PrayeRaid (6/11, 6/25)

Our church will be continuing our PrayerAid, as well as our sermon series on the commands of Jesus Christ. Do you know what Jesus said?

Our Pastor

                  Aiden Seth Matovich



Pastor Mike has attended the following schools:

Massillon Baptist College

Great Plains Baptist Divinity School

Liberty University Online

Andersonville Theological Seminary

He holds a Doctorate in Theology, and is a

Certified Pastoral Member of the National Christian

Counselors Association (N.C.C.A).

July - Community PrayerRaid (7/9, 7/23)

What could be more Patriotic than praying for your neighbors? Join us as we bless our community one last time with God's help!

      Michael & Tamara Matovich



Pastor Mike has been married to his wife Tamara for7 years. They have a two year old son (Aiden), and a baby girl (Melanie). They love every moment of being parents(mostly), and rejoice in the people God has brought into their lives. Mike & Tammy live in Grafton.

May - Community PrayeRaid (5/14, 5/28)

Our church will be going out in the community to pray for residents and businesses. Click on the link above to submit an anonymous request!

About Us

Life Verse - "... the truth will make you free." - John 8:32