Scott Ridenour

Fellowship Pickering, Ontario
Church Planting Team Member
Pickering Ontario
Fellowship Pickering
March 2

About My Family

My name is Scott Ridenour, and I am the community outreach pastor at Fellowship Pickering in Pickering, Ontario, as well as the network liaison for the Fellowships Network. My wife, Naikia, and our three children (Aubrey, Lindsey and Connor) are from the southern United States. In April of 2011, we felt a strong call to move to Canada to start a church just outside Ottawa, Ontario, in a small town called Carleton Place. After six years of ministry there, we felt God calling us to a new season of life, and we joined with the team at Fellowship Pickering, just outside Toronto, in July of 2017. We have had quite an adjustment moving from the southern U.S. to the Great White North, but we all love living and serving here.

About My Church Plant

Fellowship Pickering (FP) launched in fall 2013 and has been faithfully serving the community of Pickering. Currently, FP has planted two other churches in the Durham region—Fellowship Rouge Park and Fellowship Oshawa—and we are about to plant a new church in Bowmanville, Ontario, very soon. We have been beyond blessed to have ample opportunity to share our faith practically and to let our community know that Jesus loves them in very real, tangible ways. As a church plant, we are focused on reaching those outside the church with the same life-changing and life-giving gospel that we experienced.

NAMB Church Planting

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We need prayer for wisdom, discernment and guidance as we serve the Lord and our community. We need prayer for finances and, particularly, for partnerships with other churches and individuals as we struggle to make ends meet as a missionary family. We ask for prayer for our current church body as well, to grow in Christ even more and live lives on mission for God. Above all, we praise the Lord for what He is doing here and for allowing us to be part of it!


We are always excited to have conversations with churches or individuals who are interested in exploring partnering in the areas of prayer, provision (financial commitment) and people (missions trips).
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Fund ID: 010305-Ridenour,Scot