Edgewood Baptist Church Staff

Keith Risner

Senior Pastor

Keith is the founding pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church. He has led the church through four building programs in the 30+ years since Edgewood Baptist started. He and his wife, Debby, have home-schooled their seven children, which have given them 27 grandchildren so far! Keith is passionate about the Christian family and has led our church to emphasize the Bible's teachings about family. He is also very passionate about the community and works tirelessly at building connections with all!

Sarge Arnold

Associate Pastor

Sarge serves as an Associate Pastor of the Edgewood Baptist Church. Sarge and his wife Bev, have two children and 7 grandchildren. Sarge graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in the School of Religion, and a minor in Christian Counseling. Sarge has a heart on fire for Jesus Christ, and is here to serve Him while serving you.

Scott Tweedle

Associate Pastor - Administrative/Youth & Family Pastor

Scott has attended Edgewood Baptist Church since the fall of 1997 when he was a junior in college. There he met Amy and on June 22, 2002 they were married right here at EBC. They now have two boys Thomas 12 and Caleb 9. Scott has served at EBC in capacities such as: Audio Visual Director, Sunday School teacher, and Deacon. Scott's focus is youth and family ministry, church technology, and administration. Scott is currently enrolled in The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Discipleship & Family Ministry Masters of Divinity degree.Scott has attended Edgewood Baptist Church since the fall of 1997 when he was a junior in college. There he met Amy and on June 22, 2002 they were married right here at EBC. They now have two boys Thomas 12 and Caleb 9. Scott has served at EBC in capacities such as: Audio Visual Director, Sunday School teacher, and Deacon. Scott's focus is youth and family ministry, church technology, and administration. Scott is currently enrolled in The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Discipleship & Family Ministry Masters of Divinity degree.

Lisa Townsend

Ministry Assistant

Lisa and her husband Ray first walked into Edgewood Baptist Church on August 22, 1999. On that same day, they both accepted Jesus Christ into their lives as their personal Savior! They have been an active part of Edgewood Baptist Church ever since. In May of 2000, Lisa was asked to come on as the full-time Ministry Assistant at Edgewood Baptist Church. In addition, Lisa is a member of the National Association of Southern Baptist Secretaries and has been very active in helping to organize the Baptist Ministry Assistants of Ohio. Ray & Lisa are the parents of twins, Michael & Michelle, and a daughter Myleigh Rae. They are also the proud grandparents of Britton & Bryson.

Donna Lenos

EOC Director

Donna has been a member of Edgewood Baptist church since 1997. She is a retired public school teacher and graduated with a second master's degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Biblical counseling in 2017. She is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. She currently leads in our Soul Care Ministries. Donna is also serving as the Director of the Edgewood Outreach Center. This is a mission that is led by our church and serves the Mars/Sycamore area of our community.