Jesus is the head of the church and we are the body. We believe that Jesus has called us to build a church where Everyone’s Welcome, Nobody’s Perfect and Anything’s Possible. The Bible is clear that Jesus builds His church (Matthew 16:18) and that nothing can be achieved just through human endeavour but through the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). So as a leadership we are committed to listening to Jesus and the guidance of His Spirit as we move forward.
Nobody’s perfect but God plan of redemption for the world involves imperfect people that have encountered the truth of God’s love. Therefore throughout the church we seek to equip, empower and employ the imperfect people filled with integrity and a passion for God’s kingdom and people.
The Bridge has four groups of people that help direct and move the church forward. These groups are the Elders, Board of Directors, Ministers and Administration Staff.
The Elders are members of the church who provide an oversight and watch over the church as a whole. They are responsible for evaluating all aspects of spiritual well being within the church, and for bringing wisdom and insight to all major ministry decisions. They ensure that the church moves forward biblically. Our Elders are Richard Cooke, John Squires, Clive Taylor, Ato Erzan-Essien and Rick Hogg.
The Board Of Directors are members of the church empowered by the church to oversee the legal and financial responsibilities of the church, it’s building and facilities. Each of the BODs bring their own expertise which we believe makes us stronger as a body. Our BODs are Richard Cooke, Dave Andrews, Ato Erzan-Essien, John Squires, Julie-Ann Hewitt, Clive Taylor, Paul Roberts, Andy Williamson, Malcolm McPhail, Caroline Wyke and Andrew Stokes.
The Ministers are members of the church who help deliver the day to day ministry of the church. They can devote the best hours of their day to building ministries, caring pastoral for the congregation, running our many services and much more.
Finally, but by no means least, we have a dedicated team of Administration staff which works behind the scenes in order to ensure the day to day running of the office, buildings, service, conferences and finances run smoothly without hiccup.
All these groups work in partnership together to ensure that we are building His church and moving forward with our God given values – everyone’s welcome, nobody’s perfect and anything’s possible.