Our Pastoral Staff

Mark Keyser
Senior Pastor
Pastor Mark Keyser is originally from Zanesville, Ohio. He received his Bachelor's degree from Judson University, a Master's in pastoral counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as a Master's of Divinity and a Doctorate from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He first served at Calvary Baptist Church in Schaumburg from 1974 to 1981. He taught at Judson College from 1975 to 1986, and continues to teach at Judson University as he is able. Pastor Mark came to Ridgeview as Associate Pastor in 1986 and served in that capacity through July of 2007. He began his duties as Senior Pastor in August of 2007. He married his wife, Maurita, in 1986.

Pastor Mark's Greeting (Real Video)
Pastor Mark's Greeting (Windows Media)


Tony Goss
Music & Worship Pastor
Pastor Tony Goss is originally from Plymouth, Idaho. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho and his Master's from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Tony and his wife, Mary, were married in 1997. They have three children; Nathan, born in 1999, Alyssa in 2000, and Daniel in 2004. Pastor Tony came to Ridgeview as pastor of Music and Worship in 1999.
  Pastor Tony's Greeting (Real Video)
Pastor Tony's Greeting (Windows Media)

Jacob Chase
Youth Pastor

    Pastor Jacob grew up primarily in Danville, and attended Ridgeview for most of his childhood and adolescence. It was at Ridgeview that he began his work in youth ministry as a volunteer.  Seeking to further his call to youth ministry he left Danville to attend Trinity Christian College. Where he earned a BA in Theology and also served as Service Outreach Corp Chairman. He has served as Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church of Mahomet, IL for the past three years. He is currently pursuing an MA in Theology and Mission from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his wife Katie in April of 2017, and started at Ridgeview as the Interim Youth Pastor in September of 2017.  
  Our Support Staff

Becky Figueroa
Church Secretary


Becky Figueroa was born in McAllen Tx and raised here in Danville all her life; where she attended First Baptist Christian School and graduated from Danville High School.   She married her husband Joe in 1997. She has 2 daughters, Brianna and Annette, and a granddaughter, Lily. Together her family began to attend Ridgeview in 2005. Becky worked several part time jobs during her years as a home maker and also enjoyed volunteer work in several areas of the church.  She began as Assistant Secretary in 2009 and became Church Secretary in March of 2016. Becky enjoys singing and writing as well as spending time with her family.

Judie Summers
Church Comptroller

Judie Summers began serving as our Church Comptroller in 2015.  She is originally from Atlanta, TX.  She attended Texarkana Community College and Danville Area Community College.  She has been employed with Walgreen Accounting/Genpact for 27 years.  She and her husband Jeff were married in 1981.  They have two sons.  Judie’s responsibility as comptroller are to handle the finances of the church, including contributions, payroll, paying invoices and generating reports.


Chuck Phalen
Church Custodian

Chuck Phalen recently became our Church Custodian. He began attending the church and was baptized in September 2014. Chuck enjoys singing in the choir, on the praise team, and is active in the nursing home outreach program. He has three step children, two boys and a girl, along with three grandchildren.