Rev. Michael Mills is the founding pastor of The Ridge Church (formerly named North Ridge Church) serving Southern NH. Mike began in ministry during the 1970's Jesus Movement Revolution and has served in Sports Ministry and as a National Christian speaker throughout North America in churches, universities, stadiums and arenas. Through his speaking ministry and pastorate thousands of teens and adults have made decisions for Christ. Mike has played competitive sports in Michigan his entire life and as a result, sports fellowship and sports outreach are a major part of The Ridge Church. Mike married Ellen (a Pinkerton grad) in 1980. They have three children, Reed, Caroline and Wil and a Yellow Lab named ‘Lady Blue of Chester.’ Mike has authored numerous Gospel Tracts and pamphlets including, "The Coffee Break Spiritual Survey," and "The Tactful Witnessing Guide" by Moody Press.
Ellen Mills loves New England and being outside. She grew up in Chester, NH and is an alumnus of Pinkerton Academy and Taylor University. Ellen has traveled tirelessly with Mike on speaking tours and oversaw the media ministry that shipped to tens of thousands of people worldwide. Now as supportive wife and mother of three children, Ellen is an inspiration and mentor to women at The Ridge Church. As a pastor’s wife, business woman and church leader, Ellen is committed to helping children, women and families discover all the exciting things God has in store for them.
Mike & Ellen were married in 1980. They have three children; Reed, Caroline and Wil. Along with an active and fun church life, the Mills family enjoy all of the activities and sports that come with the four seasons in New Hampshire.