Gene H. Ridge
November 26, 1949 – November 4, 2018
Gene H. Ridge was born November 26, 1949 to Houston R. Ridge and Murry B. Ridge in Madera, CA. He was the second boy from the family. This was a family of 14, this included 8 sisters and 6 brothers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He finished High School in June 1968, he graduated and attended Fresno City College, and received an Associate of Science degree in Electronics. He later furthered his electrical knowledge by enlisting in the US Navy for a 7 year term. In the Navy he became a second class petty officer as a interior communication electrician. His service time was from February 2, 1971 to April 28, 1978. After the service he did a variety of jobs. in January 1979 he began working for a cheese manufacturing plant in Lemoore, CA for 33 years and later retired at the age of 62.
He had 2 children from marriage, Tiffany, his daughter, and his son Jonathan and 4 grandchildren. During this time the call of God was on his life to work in the church. He started as a janitor cleaning the church restrooms and moved up to different positions in church, like singing in the choir, part-time deacon assistant, master of ceremony leader, and part-time teacher and speaker on the word of God. He visited and attended a variety of churches before he made the Apostolic church his home roots. He was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost in July 1977, according to Acts 2:38; it was later prophesied to him to write bible tracts. This was started by taking notes in the Apostolic bible class. He then later transformed the notes in bible tract material of the Apostolic Doctrine taught by Bishop Joshua Cotton in Hanford, CA.
He soon became an old school prayer warrior helping people receive the Holy Ghost or being delivered, under mentorship of Bishop Cotton.
He later traveled in vineyard to other Apostolic churches looking for someone that accepted his knowledge, skills and be a help to the church. In March 2011, he settled at Hanford Apostolic Assembly Church in Hanford, CA under the pastor ship of Samuel Delgado. He became a part-time speaker on the word of God. A part-time cook for the church cooking church dinners and picnics at the park, BBQ'ing ribs, chicken, steaks, and tri-tip. He enjoyed the ministry gift of being a help in the church. 1Corin.12:28 helping God's people...
- Jonathan Ridge
- Steve Ridge
- Rickey Ridge
- Michael Ridge
- Joshua Trodder
- Lafon Smith
- Visitation Monday, November 19, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2018